One Twitter user decided to share a picture that has really broken all of our hearts.
Students are finding it hard to adjust to their new way of life.But there are some struggles that are truly unbelievable.
The shift back to "normality" was never going to be easy...There are huge logistical issues when adjusting to these new rules.
Students in certain districts are starting to return to school.The move has divided opinion among parents and students.
And it seems as though what everyone expected has happened.As over 100,000 children have now tested positive for coronavirus.
Many wouldn't believe that we're still living through a global pandemic...But believe it or not, we still are.
But it seems that many people have forgotten that the global pandemic has seized the entire world...And even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, the USA continues to be the worst affected.
There are currently over 5 million actives cases of the virus here in America.It just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.
Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...
Such as coughing, sneezing, and touching things with your bare hands.
Grow the hell up. Wear a mask. Look out for each other. It's not all about you. https://t.co/KLcrfkwXrJ— Elizabeth Hackett (@Elizabeth Hackett)1591910999.0
This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...Because even though they can't protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.
But regardless of this...The number of coronavirus cases continues to steadily rise, with many parts of the country even tightening lockdown restrictions yet again.
It just seems that many of us aren't learning...And more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.
Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...And that's not just here in America... it's happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.
Despite the risks, schools are opening their doors again.Resulting in a massive spike in virus cases...
Many don't think schools should be opening.
And have taken to Twitter to express their views.
Kids cough like this in public and the government thinks it’s a good idea to open schools back up. Yeah ok https://t.co/ySh1vJJdFa— Emo Florist 🕸 (@Emo Florist 🕸)1594330667.0
Some pointed this out.
There seems to be no way for the school system to deal with this.
Can’t keep 900 baseball players safe with almost unlimited resources but sure we can protect millions of kids jamme… https://t.co/1jG3CbhZnH— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1595873254.0
And when you take this into account...
It does all seem like a disaster waiting to happen.
school board: it’s completely safe for kids to go back to school teachers: so you met in person to discuss this… https://t.co/WUzSpgUh8D— Laurazepam (@Laurazepam)1595018413.0
But some schools have opted for a more appropriate response to the pandemic.They have shifted to virtual learning to make it safer for their students to continue learning but from a more appropriate environment.
However, this is taking a toll on some students.Especially those in less privileged positions.
And one picture has gone viral this week for that very reason.Two young children were spotted sitting on the ground outside a Taco Bell to use the free WiFi in an attempt to learn.
Should I throw out my couch and my dining room table and turn my apartment into a place for kids in Chicago who don… https://t.co/guHybysfjH— Emily (@Emily)1598543475.0
@sehurlburt I assumed schools and libraries were providing hotspot access but clearly that’s not true. 😢 Limited resources I’m sure.— Kam 💻 (@Kam 💻)1598469922.0
@JonathanWHendry @curiousdev_ @sehurlburt Being outside with this smoke is hazardous. Yesterday we were all warne… https://t.co/1PqKlHUdnm— Cindy Ferguson (@Cindy Ferguson)1598472390.0
@sehurlburt The digital divide is real and huge. Cities with gigabit speed wireline. Rural areas that can't even get 500k DSL at any price.— Ben Johnson (@Ben Johnson)1598478114.0
@snvboy @sehurlburt I live in a rural area w/bad connectivity because it’s not profitable for the communications co… https://t.co/AMWslG1jgf— Laura La (@Laura La)1598606913.0
@sehurlburt Lack of access to housing, broadband & was already a dire problem before COVID. Now it’s catastrophic.… https://t.co/JevwaXdOHY— Luna ☕️ (@Luna ☕️)1598564634.0
@ines_opcoelho @sehurlburt I've seen people suggest that for the U.S. as well, but there are a lot of rural communi… https://t.co/QYswd3BJx4— eman and her dogs and her mask (@eman and her dogs and her mask)1598473044.0
@sehurlburt @HNTurtledove @tacobell— Pat McCann (@Pat McCann)1598489556.0
@stimuluspackage @sehurlburt @TProphet I can't speak to the libraries in the Bay Area, but libraries in Maryland are closed, yes.— eman and her dogs and her mask (@eman and her dogs and her mask)1598473104.0
@sonymartin_ @sehurlburt @jeremysliew You’re so right!— Anita Weaver (@Anita Weaver)1598587069.0
@sehurlburt I can go to any place around here that has wifi, and find kids trying to do school work. We used to be… https://t.co/Xk312FUZW1— MissConstrue (@MissConstrue)1598498114.0
@sehurlburt I don't know. Maybe this dude could help? https://t.co/IpAwawfbOu— Deep State Space Force Commander🚀 (@Deep State Space Force Commander🚀)1598568304.0
@sehurlburt @emccoy_writer Kids on the reservations in NM are doing the same thing. Off reservations, too. Welcome… https://t.co/SexqHniaP9— Lif Strand wrote Evolution Device (@Lif Strand wrote Evolution Device)1598497106.0
Here are the pictures that got the whole of Twitter talking.
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These students are navigating an online education with limited access on the floor outside of a Taco Bell for free… https://t.co/oKI1OGGDAw— Scorpihoe (@Scorpihoe)1598541690.0