What a roller coaster ride it has been since the last time I posted about this virus that so much impacted all our lives! Almost four months after, we have learned to cope and to adjust to a world health crisis of a huge proportion.
On March 11, 2020, USA had confirmed cases of 1,056 with 31 deaths. China was leading the pack of Covid19 confirmed cases. We had our eyes gazed on CCP’s virus spread where it all started.
Fast Forward to three days ago, and there were three million confirmed cases in the U.S. alone as of July 18, 2020! And this time around though, many are no longer as afraid compared to when it was just slowly spreading in March 2020. We’ve heard so much news about Corona Virus, that I think many got immune; and being on a lock down for a few months, they just had enough; and let their guard down. They become less guarded or vigilant; and stopped being cautious about potential trouble or danger. Most refused to be told what to do, especially about wearing a face mask. It’s not their style!
Wearing face mask is now part of our daily life; at least for those who believe in protecting themselves and others. There have been an ongoing divisive discussions and conflicts about wearing face masks. It’s good, one group said; it’s bad, another group complained. It’s weird enough to stay away from people for fear of getting infected; that by just getting too close for comfort, we will become Covid positive! They might be all cover up with theirs or others saliva full of Covid! Yikes! This sounds funny, but this is what our lives revolve around nowadays: That droplets full of a killer virus!
Who knows how long Covid 19 is staying around. Are we going to see the light at the end of all these next year?
The 1918 flu pandemic lasted from February 1918 to April 1920, it infected 500 million people–about a third of the world’s population at the time–in four successive waves. The death toll is typically estimated to have been somewhere between 17 million and 50 million, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in human history.