It has now been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak started and we are all still struggling with the new way of things. Some of you may have had to start working from home, others may be on leave, and some have even lost their jobs and are looking for another. In most places, kids are doing their schooling online from home. Everyone is cooped up and tired of it.
To date, there have been a total of 118 million cases worldwide, with 66.7 million recovered and 2.61 million deaths. There is no cure. But things are looking up. There are now three COVID-19 vaccines to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. It is going to take a while to get everyone though, with seven billion people in the world.
As of today, 320 million doses have been given out with 70.5 million fully vaccinated because two of the vaccines require two doses. That may seem like a lot of people vaccinated, but in reality, it is less than one percent of the population. We still have a way to go. But it is happening.
Now that spring is here, people are going to want to get out and about to enjoy the warm weather. At least for those of us who have cold winters. Some people have warm weather all the time. Anyway, go ahead and get outside. There is no reason not to go out and enjoy the weather since most parks are open.
Just be smart. Even if you have been fully vaccinated, keep wearing your mask and social distancing. It will protect others just in case you are able to pass on the virus. It can also protect you from many other illnesses like the flu and colds. Besides, masks are becoming popular. I have quite a few and they are all pretty awesome. And they cover some of my wrinkles too! These are just some of my thoughts…