Amidst the worst Covid-19 surge, the celebrations of the election took the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, and several smaller cities. Hundreds of people flooded the streets of Brooklyn and sang through the streets in celebration that Donald Trump was defeated in the 2020 election. While this is a beautiful moment in history to see the people so joyous, the United States is amidst the worst surge of COVID that it has seen since the virus began.
The US logged its first day with 100,000 new cases this week, as nearly every state faces a resurgence of varying severity. A consequent rise in hospitalizations and deaths has risen alongside the number of daily new cases. More densely populated areas are far more susceptible to outbreaks and unfortunately these are the types of areas that the celebrations primarily took place.
To compliment boiling political instability and economic crisis, the virus is surging during a time where the country is increasingly vulnerable. The need for a national plan for handling COVID is obvious. And more than ever, people need to stay at home as much as possible and not be around other people. It's entirely necessary to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart as much as possible.