It is in continuation of the pandemic paper(attached). it is 5 pages long and I have attached the guidelines, please take a look and let me know.
Need it by 13th May 11pm pst
COMS 356 FINAL PAPER (PANDEMIC OPTION)
Due May 19 by 11:59PM
5-7 pages, double-spaced
Your final paper will be a continuation of the assignment above. You must use quotes from the course text twice and you need at least four outside, credible sources. These sources do not have to be academic. You must have a reference page. Your paper should be 5-7 pages (not including the reference page).
Here is an outline for your final paper (You will be graded with an expectation of you using this outline. The rubric will give you more details.):
I. Intro (here you might use a narrative to explain where we are today) (one paragraph)
II. Describe the crisis (use both descriptive language and direct quotes) (approx. 2 pages)
III. Discuss the group you chose to focus on, including key aspects of their culture and how this culture was impacted (approx. 1-2 pages)
IV. Reflect on what you could learn from their experience (you might relate this to how it is the same and/or different from your own culture’s experience of the pandemic) (approx.. 1-2 pages)
V. Conclusion (one paragraph)
VI. Reference Page
|Grade Based On||Points Possible|
|Organization· Free of spelling and grammatical errors· Readable with the use of active verbs· Meets length requirement· Intro and conclusion· Reference/Works Cited Page||/20|
|Desc. Of Crisis· Clearly describes the crisis· Uses two credible sources· Uses the feedback from the first draft||+||/20|
|Chosen Culture· Identifies the culture· Explains a few things that make this culture unique· Explains how this culture has been impacted· Uses at least one credible sources||+||/20|
|Reflection on How Others Could Help· Explains lessons learned from this experience· Uses at least one credible source· Uses the textbook||+||/20|
|References· Uses at least two quotes from the text· Uses credible outside sources||+||/20|
Prof. Kelly Opdycke
7th May 2021
Impact of COVID-19 on the Millennial Culture
COVID-19 has led to a public health emergency since its onset and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has led to 32, 228, 003 cases and 574, 220 deaths in the United States of America. The death cases keep rising every day but there is the hope of keeping it under control because vaccinations to prevent the disease are ongoing and so far 247 million vaccinations have been administered. However, these data represent the geographic areas that contributed data and might differ by populations prioritized within each jurisdiction’s vaccination phase. Therefore, these data may not be generalizable to the entire US population (CDC).
The COVID-19 is a highly contagious which makes it spread rapidly in many countries causing a high number of deaths. Being a global pandemic, it has affected every country and each individual in one way or another. As of April 2020, the outbreak had spread to over 210 countries, with over 2,400,000 confirmed cases and over 170,000 deaths (Gulati 5). However, there are specific populations that might have been hit more by the pandemic because of their culture and how they are used to doing things. An example of this population is the millennials. Millennials have a culture that is mostly characterized as achievement-oriented since they are the fastest-growing segment in the workforce. They are ambitious and have deadlines to achieve their goals. They have these characteristics as a result of the world they grew up in which was all about career growth, self-reliance and they feel the need to solve the future world and economic problems.
COVID-19 being a global pandemic has affected workers in all generations but millennials in the USA have been hit hard. Millennials represent workers in areas such as childcare, delivery, restaurants, tourism, and makeup approximately 40% of the workforce. Thus, efforts to engage these generations must acknowledge the unique challenges they face (Gharzai 3). In today’s world, millennials have their own ways of how they work towards achieving their goals compared to other generations. However, with the pandemic, this is becoming difficult for them because they are limited. Millennials have an optimal dovetailing of what they call a workplace and it could be at home, the office, anywhere which could be on a park or restaurant, and the virtual space. This enables them to work anytime anywhere at their own convenience which, sadly, is currently lacking almost everywhere.
Besides, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the millennial culture not only in the work aspect but also in their social life. The workplace can also be a social place where people interact but the pandemic has restricted this because the government put up measure to protect workers, for example, in the USA, there are companies that have completely switched to teleworking and this is something which can be very difficult to the millennials because their social interactions are limited due to social distancing. Nevertheless, millennials are known to be family-oriented and before the pandemic, the world was used to doing things a certain way.
Millennials, for example, used to get together with families but since COVID-19 hit, this has led to an increase in anxiety cases among them as a result of a sudden change of lifestyle due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, being the second-largest generation in the United States, the impact of COVID-19 impacting their lives has been felt in the country because they were coming up real fast when it came to boosting the country’s economy but now everything seems to be slower and this is limiting their growth.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2021). https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
Gulati, Aishwarya, et al. “A comprehensive review of manifestations of novel coronaviruses in the context of deadly COVID-19 global pandemic.” The American journal of the medical sciences (2020).
Gharzai, Laila A., Whitney H. Beeler, and Reshma Jagsi. “Playing into stereotypes: engaging Millennials and generation Z in the COVID-19 pandemic response.” Advances in radiation oncology 5.4 (2020): 679-681.