As COVID-19 began in 2020, hostility and harassment towards Chinese and other Asian-American communities (specifically attacking women and elderly) have increased due to misinformation and COVID-19 stigma.
We can not quarantine from this one. If the current pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need to prioritize our health and environment in all communities. This means preventing the harsh impacts of climate change and fighting for environmental justice.
Although this act hasn’t gotten an abundance of publicity on social platforms, it’s extremely crucial when it comes to the protection of our environment. Trump has directed agencies to work around certain laws, leaving tons of organisms or ecosystems victim to human impact.
Our lives being on lockdown for months has been overwhelming for everyone. However, there’s some significant impacts resulting from this pandemic that hasn’t really been exposed by news or media outlets; the environmental improvements.