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By Allison G. S. Knox
Contributor, EDM Digest
Major emergencies are often terrifying ordeals for the individuals who survive them. While episodes of looting and violence certainly can erupt during a major event such as the current coronavirus pandemic, there is also a lot of research to indicate that individuals band together during major emergencies.
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We certainly saw this community cohesion during Hurricane Katrina, and we’re seeing it again during the coronavirus pandemic. By working together, we lessen the burden of new coronavirus cases on American hospitals.
Coronavirus Pandemic: How People and Communities Are Helping Each Other
People coming together is vital to emergency management of the coronavirus pandemic – particularly during this critical time. On Facebook, for instance, there has been educational post after post about “flattening the curve.”
Similarly, politicians at all levels of government throughout the country, including President Trump, have urged residents to practice social distancing in an effort to lessen the growth of coronavirus cases.
Grocery Stores Offering Special Shopping Hours for Senior Citizens
Considering that the coronavirus is particularly dangerous for the elderly population, multiple grocery stores have put together special hours to help those individuals shop with less risk of infection. For instance, senior citizens can shop in the early morning hours when the store is at its cleanest and has the widest product selection.
Social Media Featuring Memes to Thank Trucking, Health and Grocery Store Industry Workers
Memes focusing on thanking those in the trucking, health and grocery industries have also surfaced on social media. These memes put the focus on commemorating the individuals in society who are working hard to get the U.S. through this crisis.
Community Resiliency Will Help Us during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Essentially, our country is demonstrating community resiliency. That will help us to weather this serious health crisis.