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'20 years from now we'll be a history project' - U.S. kids coping with coronavirus

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Published on April 8, 2020 - Duration: 03:35s

'20 years from now we'll be a history project' - U.S. kids coping with coronavirus

Out of the mouths of babes; children share their interpretations of the virus and quarantine experiences.

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'20 years from now we'll be a history project' - U.S. kids coping with coronavirus

Children can bring levity to any situation, including a pandemic.

Kids of all ages have a general knowledge of COVID-19 and have their own elementary ways to describe the virus.

"If you imagine a bubble, it has spikes on it," said 8-year-old Maverick Hughes from Indiana.

"Like a crown with spikes," added his 7-year-old sister Jocelyn.

"And it attaches with those spikes to your cells and takes over the cell," said Maverick.

"People sometimes say 'I control you.'

Cause then it's like, the person who said I control you is the virus getting into the cell," Jocelyn concluded.

Most understand that COVID-19 is highly contagious and the disruptions to their normal lives are necessary.

"The government wants us to stay at home so the virus does not continue to spread," said 17-year-old Tamia Tolbert from Murphy, Texas.

15-year-old Kelsey Morgan from Memphis, Tennessee predicts her generation will be a history project in 20 years.

Adjusting to social distancing and quarantining has been a unique experience for school aged kids, with some realizing how much they miss structured education.

"Quarantine and social distancing, more quarantine for me, has definitely been rough," said 16-year-old Miami, Florida high school junior Elsa Pena.

"I'm suddenly missing a lot of kids, a lot of my friends.

We don't realize how awesome school is until we lose it," she added.

"I miss my friends from school and I want to see them again," declared 6-year-old Harper Moore of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Young extroverts like 8-year-old Alexandra Anderson from Memphis, are having a tough time with distancing regulations.

"I usually give people hugs or a high-five.

But I can't do that because it's coronavirus season." "It's been terrible.

I'm really - I'm a very social person.

It's like it's really boring being shut inside all the time," revealed Bloomington, Indiana tween Maia Brumley.

While others are finding comfort in their new limited routines.

"I just think that this experience is pretty good because I think that now, I mean, me and my family can all bond together since we're all at home together," said Los Angeles, California 11-year-old Amanda Moran.

"I'm kind of happy we don't have to bounce from place to place to place every single day," said Maverick.

Families have turned to cooking, arts and crafts, and dance to fill their time.

"I've been teaching my family TiK Tok dances and I've realized they're uncoordinated," joked triplet Kelsey seated in between her brothers.

As quarantine and social distancing rules remain in effect indefinitely 12-year-old Blake Davis offered a message of optimism.

"I just hope everyone can remember that the situation that all of us are in is not permanent.

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