With death tolls mounting, hospitals overflowing, unemployment skyrocketing, and much of the population confined to their homes, there is no shortage of people in need. But who should you help during the coronavirus pandemic? Where are the efforts best spent in order to do the most good?
Children have seen their schools closed and are missing out on many of the educational and social opportunities schools afford them.
Many children rely on school meals
Many children from low-income families rely on their free school meal as their primary source of daily nutrition. With schools closed, these children will be struggling.
The elderly population suffers from worse health outcomes if they contract COVID-19. As a result, they are taking fewer risks, isolating more, and need more support.
The elderly are lonely
The elderly are particularly likely to suffer from loneliness and disconnect during the lockdown.
The elderly need food deliveries
The elderly are at an increased risk of negative health outcomes if they contract the virus. Therefore, they must stay at home. We must provide help to homebound elderly residents.
Business closures have left many unemployed and unsure of where their next paycheck is coming from.
By helping businesses, you are helping people.
By helping businesses you are helping people
In helping local businesses, you are contributing to people's salaries and helping to keep people employed at this testing time.
Charity starts at home. We all know someone who needs support. If everyone helped their own community, nobody would be left without assistance.
Charity starts at home
If everyone looked after those immediately closest to them, everyone would have the support they need.
Small non-profits are being overlooked
Small community non-profits are being overlooked for big multinational NGOs.
The homeless have nowhere to go. Many suffer from underlying medical problems that leave them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
The homeless often have underlying medical problems
The homeless population often have underlying medical conditions that make them particularly vulnerable in the event they contract the disease.
The homeless have nowhere to isolate
Homeless people cannot shut themselves away from the world to prevent themselves from contracting COVID-19.
The Asian community have been among the hardest hit by the demand slump caused by COVID-19.
Asian businesses have been hit hardest
Every business is suffering, but Asian-owned businesses are among the worst affected by the novel coronavirus.
Asians also have to content with racism
Asian communities are grappling with racism caused by coronavirus conspiracies, as well as the stress of the pandemic.
Coronavirus is first and foremost a health issue. Weaker health infrastructure and systems mean worse outcomes for everyone.
Coronavirus is a health issue
Coronavirus is first and foremost a health problem. Therefore, managing the health effects should be a priority. We can only do this by giving healthcare workers the support they need.
This page was last edited on Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 09:39 UTC