It’s no joke and not even a topic of debate that we’ve all been struck hard by this pandemic.
From piercing through various internet articles on how to pass free time to helplessly looking through resources to find oxygen support and medicines for our loved ones, it’s safe to say that it’s been hard on all of us.
However, this article’s going to focus on the difficulties faced by college-going youth.
The sudden shift in the way of teaching was a bummer. The college shenanigans all came to halt and were replaced by hours of staring at a screen.
The productivity of students was affected, and some even started to face mental health issues. Students who used to look at their educational institutions as an escape from their daily lives were forced to stay within that barrier of their homes.
During the pandemic, a larger than average share of young adults (18-24 years of age) reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, with a rise of as much as 56% (source: kff.org).
With chaos surrounding them, news channels reporting deaths and ailments of lakhs, it seemed impossible to focus but students were still forced to take online classes and give end sem exams with an exception of a few considerate institutions and professors.
Well, we don’t know when all of this is going to be over for good, but we know that we all stand together in unison in fighting this virus.
With new mutations appearing every day, the only viable way to get out of this is to get vaccinated so we would like to urge you all to stay safe and get vaccinated as urgently as possible.