Many young adults have never experienced a life-threatening event in their lives. Most teenagers and youth undermine risks and think they are invincible to dangerous situations. When teenagers see a “smoking can kill” sign on their box of cigarettes, they won’t care, and in most cases, they will ignore it. Teenagers often do extreme sports and crazy hikes known to be dangerous because they don’t think the danger applies to them.
Many young adults tend to separate between themselves and their future-selves “this is a future me problem,” or “I’ll deal with it tomorrow” – are common things that teenagers and young adults say. Many countries use this to their advantage; for example, countries will usually recruit people for the army when they are 18 years old because teenagers at that age don’t think that the war stereotypes (getting injured or dying) apply to them.
During the Coronavirus, the world has been hit with a large number of infected people all over the world, as well as many deaths. Most of the deaths have been above the age of 50 and with pre-existing conditions such as heart/lung disease.
While most of the deaths are people who are older and ill, they aren’t the ones who are highly infectious. Young adults between 20-29 are the population that is the most infectious in Israel. Additionally, most people who have Coronavirus at this age don’t show any signs of infection.
Young adults don’t necessarily think that they will get sick from the COVID-19. Therefore, they aren’t as careful about wearing masks, and they don’t do social distancing. Young adults all over Israel are still going to public areas (parks and beaches) and going out with friends. Later, the same young adults will visit their siblings and parents and spread the virus.
It is important to understand that when a teenager goes out and doesn't follow the rules – they will infect others and cause A LOT OF HARM to society. Most recent outbreaks are due to high-school students and people 20-40 not following the rules. This has caused many people to get sick and thousands of people to be quarantined in their homes.
Young adults and teens need to follow the rules by wearing masks (properly), washing their hands, and strictly keeping social distancing!! Not only do you wear a mask to protect yourself, but more importantly, you wear a mask to protect others!!
Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!
My experience with Ema Care has been so positive that I wanted to share it in case it could help someone else. Eight days ago my daughter, a Shanah Bet student, called to say she wasn’t feeling well and had symptoms of Covid-19. I was put in touch with an Infectious Disease specialist who recommended Ema Care. I reached Dr. Eliana Aaron easily and signed my daughter up. The next morning, Ema Care gave my daughter a telehealth exam and provided her with prescriptions, as well as a list of...
I would like to also add my compliments, you exceeded my already very high expectations. You can certainly send other schools our way for a recommendation.
-Mr. E. Naiman
Dear Dr. Eliana words simply cannot express how much you have done for all of us and so many others in keeping us informed, calming anxieties, and being such a wonderful and patient resource through such a difficult time. Wishing you much bracha and hatzlacha in the merit of all the countless mitzvot u have done to help so many through these trying times; mikol halev, ein milim and thanks so so much .
Gap Year Program Staff
Hello Dr. Aaron. I cannot thank you enough for providing not only crucial information but a framework that gave us stability and allowed us to function (instead of descending into chaos, which undoubtedly would have happened, if not for you). At the risk of waxing dramatic, I will tell you that when I think of what you've done these past couple of months, what comes to mind is Rav Yohanan Ben Zakai asking Vespasian to give him Yavneh ve-Hakhameha, thus saving the entire enterprise of Talmud...