How quarantine is good for the environment, but bad for the economy

  Starting March 9, 2020, and going until March 16, the stock market surpassed its previous record and had reached its three lowest point drops in U.S history. The last time the stock market had a drastic point drop as such was not since the panic of 1986 when investors feared high-interest rates and other factors that caused the market to crash. Not only is COVID-19 affecting the stock market but it is also affecting employment rates which ultimately leads back to the economy. During this time many people have gotten laid off due to social distancing, quarantine  and many small businesses have closed for the time being as well which leaves numerous people with no jobs and no way to pay bills.

  Although COVID-19 is having a negative effect on the economy, its effect on the environment thus far has been a positive one. The rates of CO2 have drastically dropped, as have NO2, which are the main sources of air pollution. NO2 comes from vehicles, and traffic, and because most people are staying inside, these sources are essentially turned off, which will help the atmosphere clear up relatively quickly.

  COVID-19 has had many effects on the community and the world. In spite of the fact that it has had quite a few negative outcomes, it has also had a few very positive outcomes as well.