Getting on with life with Covid-19

Since I started my blog, I write about things through my universal understanding, so that I can reduce my anxiety. Covid-19 is definitely at the top.

What I find difficult is not just the fact that for over a year I’ve stayed home and even out of lockdown, unless I have been able to find a way to comfortably go about my life, I have stayed home and shall be doing for the foreseeable future.

According to the media, people are not locking down, but getting on with their lives. Whilst I understand people’s reluctance to follow the rules because the virus is an inconvenience, without us following the rules, more lives will be lost.

It is an inconvenience, but in the longer term unless we work with it, the virus will continue to grow and change, and we will have no choice but to lockdown again, with more lives lost. The virus doesn’t care whose lives it touches.

For those who are vulnerable, it’s a difficult pill to swallow. The underlying condition I have is respiratory disease and with an already compromised immunity, in a pandemic that is my cause for concern, and with autism and anxiety to deal with, that means I struggle to function in my own normal.

In the beginning I wasn’t sleeping well, and the lack of understanding of how the virus worked, continually sent my emotions into overdrive. I’m doing better now, but today around its continued handling, I may still struggle with anxiety.

Also, with schools due to open on the 8th March, there is still significant evidence by independent scientists to suggest it’s too soon to contemplate. We know not all headteachers and teachers are vaccinated, so we can expect cases to rise.

For people like myself who are high risk, we continue to live with hope that others will conform, so that we too can get into our lives, but right now, in the throws of a pandemic it’s questionable, we need to know it’s safe, and it’s the right thing to do.

7 Mar, 2021

2 thoughts on “Getting on with life with Covid-19

  1. There is little evidence here in the UK that we are in lockdown. The roads are as busy as ever and many shops have remained open. People are going about their daily lives as they please and I have no doubt this has contributed to the continued spread of the virus.

    Everyone seems to be holding out for the vaccination as if it is some magic bullet – but anyone with a modicum of common sense knows that it’s not the case.

    We will all have to be careful and continue to practice social distancing and face covering/handwashing for a long time to come.

    Indeed, a neighbour I was speaking to at a safe distance of course, thought the vaccine might well be an annual thing for the foreseeable future, as we will be living alongside the virus for some years to come.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I have to agree. ‘Everyone seems to be holding out for the vaccination as if it is some magic bullet ‘ – it seems to be like.

      I hope that in the days and weeks to come we will all come to see the benefits of sticking to the rules.

      If your neighbour is right, and I suspect he is, the more we do now to help ourselves, the quicker we will come through this.

      I have also heard there will be more than one pandemic to deal with moving forward. That makes it even more important we do what’s right.

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