I Feel Bad For…
I feel bad for the minimum of 111,652 people who have died worldwide as a result of succumbing to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
I feel bad for those among the 1,773,084 people who have been confirmed with contracting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and have had their health compromised as a result.
I feel bad for the family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances of the aforementioned people.
I feel bad for the millions of people who have inadequate health insurance — or no health insurance at all.
I feel bad for the countless health care workers who are compromising their health by working long hours with virtually no rest — and little pay — to help those who are in need.
I feel bad for the tens of millions of people around the world who have suddenly lost their livelihoods — whether they are jobs or businesses —and suddenly have no funds or resources which they so desperately need.
I feel bad for the millions of people who are working harder for only a fraction of their pay.
I feel bad for people who enjoy travel whose minimum age is 65 years old or whose immunity systems are compromised, as the chance that they may never be able to travel again increased significantly in recent weeks due to being more vulnerable to contracting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — as well as cities, states, countries, and territories closing off their borders for the foreseeable future.
I feel bad for those who are forced to be sheltered at home in abusive situations.
I feel bad for students who are missing out on a proper education.
I feel bad for people who will never experience a lifetime milestone for which they were looking forward: a graduation, a prom, or some other event or achievement.
I feel bad for anyone who is — through no fault of his or her own — the unfortunately recipient of lack of courtesy and unnecessary rudeness from others during this pandemic.
I feel bad for people who normally thrive on being in a social environment and have had that experience being taken away from them.
I feel bad for citizens of government entities whose leadership overstepped their bounds under the guise of safety — and are therefore forced to comply with bad decisions based on misinformation, with a perceived loss of freedom as a result.
I feel bad for politicians whose greater priority and concern is their legacies over the needs of their constituents.
I feel bad for those souls who genuinely want to help as much as possible but are powerless to do so.
I feel bad for me if I have missed any group of people who should be included on this list; and if I did miss anyone, please add them in the Comments section below so that I may edit this article.
Photograph ©2009 by Brian Cohen.