The COVID 19 virus has made life difficult for people in the United States, as well as the entire world. As history has shown, people can become different in times of despair, possibly becoming ‘worse’ people as their morals change. Although there are many bad choices made during times of crisis, there are also many good people who make good choices, as people and corporations have been doing what they can to help others.
51 year old Andre Anglin is a busdriver from Columbus, Ohio. Before becoming a busdriver in Columbus, Mr.Anglin was in the military and took part in the Gulf War. Ever since the epidemic in America broke out, even after the social distancing was implemented, Anglin continued to drive his bus all over the city. He understood that people who rode his bus were going to the grocery store, work, or to see their loved ones. Ever since leaving the military, his sense of honor still remained greatly intact, which is why when he transports people during the COVID 19 infection, people were still protected. He modified his bus to where people aren’t bunched up, and he also sanitizes everything.
Many corporations are helping with COVID 19 relief such as, Global Giving. Since the epidemic started, Global Giving has pledged to raise an estimated 5 million dollars to provide hospitals and all the doctors in communities in need. They would help to provide necessary supplies, such as ventilators and masks. The money would also go to prevention efforts once the epidemic has died off, making sure it does return.
Although there are many government and civil employees and organizations that are helping out during the dark times of the COVID-19 virus, it is also the everyday person throughout the world that are the heroes as well. This means that every single person that is following safety guidelines and proper safety procedures, are doing their part as well to make sure the people around them have a reduced risk of catching the virus. Also, the ones who have donated their money and time to various organizations and charities that are helping people during COVID are also considered as heroes.
Reporter: Andrew Camberos
The virus, still in full effect and having taken a lot from everyone, has not deterred the human spirit, with the world slowly beginning to make a combined effort to help the global population against the virus. This has helped make the situation for many bearable, with these kinds of aid coming in many and multiple forms.
In Colorado Springs, there have been two instances of help that have made headlines in the state of Colorado. The first is of a lone individual, given the alias of ¨TP Ninja¨, where he has been delivering toilet paper in his signature TP mask since the 24th of March, and as of yet the individual has remained anonymous while also delivering the much needed TP. The second comes from YouTubers Andrew Scites and Justin Stuart, who earlier in October bought $5,000 worth of toilet paper, with the abundance of toilet paper now being donated to senior living homes.
In many countries of the world, traveling is heavily restricted, but many people still find a way to travel even if it's not advised. In the Mexican state of Guerrero, a group of vigilante and the local population have created checkpoints to stop foreign tourists from entering their beaches, preventing the spread of the virus. Although xenophobic, this act is one of the many ways to prevent the virus from spreading to uninfected areas.
Many businesses have also entered the fray, with many companies aiding governments and communities. Amazon has set aside $7 million to communities and also deliver test kits, Apple has sent 20 million masks for health workers across the whole United States, Audible has provided their stream services for educational and children books, Beyond Meat has been donating 1 million beyond burgers to healthcare workers and hospitals.
There are many more examples of heroic actions made by individuals, organizations, and companies, but this goes to show that as a species working together towards a common goal for the good of all is not impossible.
Reporter: Lorenzo Sevilla