Normality has been suspended.
Our lives have been changed by coronavirus, perhaps permanently. It’s like an earthquake, which literally shakes the ground beneath your feet and makes you feel as if you are standing on wobbling jelly. Covid-19, is a huge earthquake, which has ripped our world apart.
The virus is invisible to the naked eye. We can host the virus unknowingly and pass it on to others. We don’t know how well the prevention measures we are taking, actually work. We don’t know whether the vaccines developed, will work even as well as the flu vaccine, which isn’t infallible.
Anxiety about our health and that of our loved ones, of friends and colleagues, of healthcare workers, is the background to our lives.
Many millions of people have become unemployed, around the world. Even those who have been furloughed, are often taking a big hit to their income. Others are working from home, maybe for the first time, doing Skype and Zoom meetings in shirt and tie with Batman pyjamas.
For children, it must be disorientating, to have a parent become your teacher. Frustrating, not to be able interact with friends and to be unable to take part in social activities outside the home. Then there’s the safety of children going back into schools without UV lights in ductwork and HEPA filters.
Older people don’t necessarily realise that popping to the shops could kill them. Sons and daughters are nagging them, in total role-reversal.
Over the ensuing weeks and months we will be focusing on keto and low carb, getting and staying healthy and lots of news on food and book reviews.