South Central Shut Down

Adrian Rios, Editor

 

Following the quarantine advised by health officials the world has seemingly entered a state of panic. Our school, Maya Angelou Community High, is closed along with most others across the world.  Grocery stores are now having trouble restocking and government officials urge customers not to buy more than needed. The fear of the virus has been driven into people’s minds and as a result social distancing has occurred.

While patrolling the streets of my neighborhood I noticed the complete silence accompanied by a grim sight which was the complete lack of citizens. While heading to South Park (a local and popular park on 51st and Towne), I asked a middle-aged woman for a comment on the current hysteria.

“I believe that it has much to do with the media and the measures it tells us to take, in a state of panic no one is willing to take a risk so they will believe anything they are told,” she said.

The woman said she didn’t know what to believe so has erred on the side of caution.

With the Coronavirus scare, South Central looks like a scene from the movie Contagion

The virus clearly has people alarmed, but all we can do is remain calm while we wait to see what happens next.