By Sanjo, Age 13
When the US reported its very first cases of covid, I was going to school in-person. Within a few months, California had shut down all the schools and teachers didn’t know what to teach because no school was prepared for the transition to online. Once I started learning more about covid, I hoped that it would end quickly. Sadly, one month of waiting turned into two months…then three…and then many more. About one year later, there was news of companies such as Pfizer and Moderna, testing out possible vaccines, and this got my hope’s up. After many tests, their vaccines were working. Then they started clinical trials. After clinical trials, the vaccine was approved. I started to count down the days until Covid would disappear! By the time the vaccine was approved for twelve plus, I was about to start school in-person again, and I was very excited to go back, despite the mandatory masks.
It took me a few weeks to get used to always wearing a mask at school, but with the return back to school came the excitement of seeing my friends and going outside. It was hope that got me through the pandemic.