The coronavirus pandemic took the world by storm, eliciting panic and anxiety around the globe. I mean, of course we’ll be scared. It’s a new virus after all, one that we don’t have a vaccine for and have difficulty in containing it. Good chance is that all you’ll hear and see in the news is, none other than, the pandemic, with the updated statistics and a look on how our government is “fixing” the situation. No need to get political.
In itself, the situation is, obviously, a bad thing. Everyone is forced to stay inside their homes because of safe social distancing and quarantine. The economies of different countries drastically crashing down. Normal everyday activities such as going outside and going somewhere are now illegal. Worse, if you’re one of those who does not know that you’re a carrier of the virus and then spreading it to the people around you.
It sucks! But since we need to be positive, we seek the good in the bad and, frankly, there is still good in the bad. One that is celebrated frequently is the change in our surroundings. Skies became clearer, air pollution gradually decreased because of the lack of traffic and our ozone layer is now finally healing after our relentlessly abusing it with carbon.
Another thing, those that are overlooked are now slowly becoming our habits again. Things like washing hands and disinfecting are mostly overlooked by many people, but thanks to the pandemic, it is now becoming one of our habits again and we hope that it will stick around so we avoid another outbreak.
Jobs like transportation services and frontliners are now getting attention. Our appreciation for transportation services fades away when we don’t worry that transportation wouldn’t be a pain. Now, it’s different. Transportation services like us are commended because we help and we are of great use. Also, not only us, but frontliners too. These people, even there’s no outbreak, work 24/7 saving lives and thanking them is the least we could do.
Quarantine forces us to rest, take our time and do the things that we wanted to do but can’t because of the lack of time. As much as we hate to admit it, quarantine can also be a fun thing if we make use of our time wisely.
It’s a scary time but we shouldn’t just look at the negative side of things. No matter what, there is still good in the bad. This pandemic serves as a reminder for everyone and we will get through this together.