I noticed that lately, I haven’t written about COVID. And there are so many new cases around the world that maybe we should be asking ourselves if we are already “out of the woods”.
Although all the restrictions like using a face mask, keeping your distance, and not gathering with a large number of people in closed spaces have pretty much disappeared in most countries, some cities and countries are beginning to use some of these restrictions again.
We should remember that we are living through a pandemic. That means that COVID is here to stay with us, probably forever. Our lives will never go back to the exact way they were before.
New variants of the disease keep appearing. The vaccines used in the past years, don’t cover all the new variants. Plus, now we also have to worry about Monkeypox and Camel flu.
The truth is that, while we keep trying to get back to our “normal” lives more infections happen, and more variants are formed.
So, what should we do? Not much, except taking care of ourselves, our loved ones, and those around us.
I wouldn’t like to be responsible for infecting my mom or any other member of my family, especially those who are more sensitive to getting sick.
As freelance translators, most of us work from home. That is a great advantage already. We don’t expose ourselves daily to other people who might be infected.
Here in Guatemala, the cases of COVID increased in December. Of course, with all the holiday gatherings, parties, concerts, etc. It is only normal that more people are getting sick.
And, of course, we all just want to live our normal lives without worrying about COVID and everything else that is going on in the world.
I think we can definitely combine getting back to our “new” lives with taking care of ourselves. It isn’t easy to do, but it isn’t impossible. It is all about making sure that we don’t overexpose ourselves for no good reason.
Of course, when we see the situation worldwide, the new cases are affecting several industries. China decided to implement really strict restrictions, so many factories are closed. And this is happening in several countries which are the main producers of the different things we buy.
But our current recession is a topic for another time 😉
What do you think about how the current COVID situation? How are things being handled in your country? Do you feel safe? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe!
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Until next time, take care and stay safe!