THINGS WE LOST IN THE PANDEMIC

MAY 2020
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THINGS WE LOST IN THE PANDEMIC

This is a crisis unlike any other we’ve ever faced. We may have to bid adieu to some of the things we’ve grown to love.


It’s become the new buzzword - the ‘New Normal’.

Even as states across the USA push to roll back lockdowns, and reopen themselves, we are not going to go back to the way things were, any time soon.

Here are some things we would have lost, as long as covid19 remains a threat.

Hugs and kisses

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We’ve been greeting people we know, people we catch up with after a long time, and sometimes even people we met yesterday, with a hug and sometimes pecks on the cheeks.

Now, with all the social distancing norms, and warnings of the virus being highly contagious, we’re going to have to let go of that habit.

Look out for your elderly relatives

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From what I’ve seen, it’s the elderly who need and want to be in close proximity to those they love - sons and daughters, friends, and other relatives.

But, hard as it may become, we’re going to have to warn them against doing that, for their own sake, since we know that the elderly are more susceptible to the virus.

The gang heading out

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The era of the gang of friends heading out for dinner, a movie, or just coffee has come to a screeching halt.

With social distancing norms, the notion of ‘squeezing into’ your favorite restaurant is gone.

Most restaurants, movie theaters, and other places where people gather are closed anyway, or are offering only takeaway services.

Those Instagram posts of you gushing over your steaming bowl of sushi at the new Japanese place will have to wait.

Toilet paper forts