COVID Lifestyle in the Harsh Season Ahead

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COVID Lifestyle in the Harsh Season Ahead

Sidharth Bedi Varma | May 30, 2020 11:33 hrs

Now that we’ve all accepted that the “COVID lifestyle” is our new normal, the pressure of being careful about what we eat/do/touch is kind of overwhelming. Does it have a “safety tag” on Swiggy? Is the shop owner someone you know and honest about his hygiene practices? Can I trust this delivery? So on and so forth…

For example, if you notice, most people have a small mental ‘checklist’ that they run over before leaving for work. Under normal circumstances, it would be wallet, lunch, keys, maybe a laptop and you’re off.

But now with the weather, you check your clothes, lunch, wallet, keys, backpack, mask, sanitizer, umbrella and water; don’t forget to carry your own water!

But well, all this aside, we still have some interesting headlines stressing us all out. The monkeys that stole the COVID samples are going to haunt Meerut for some time. Although monkeys aren’t immune to the novel Coronavirus, according to studies if the monkey survives, it develops immunity to re-infection. Well for once, let’s be happy that we evolved from monkeys and hopefully, we too stay immune to re-infection. But there are no studies confirming this yet.

The other headache adding to this all is the incessant rainfall and landslides. One morning, it is sunny out and by afternoon, it is raining cats and dogs. Although Guwahati has come a long way in dealing with its flash floods, urban flooding is a large challenge that the district admin and people would have to tackle together. It has been years since we’ve been hearing about rainwater harvesting, but it looks like we’re going to have to wait for some more time before this gets mandated.

There is a change surely; just hoping it is all for the better.

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  • Emily.austin000

    Well I agree to