A for, B for, C for…

in the Covid Era…

virus-5209059_1280A for Asymptomatic

B for Blursday

C for Covid

D for Distancing

E for Epidemic

F for Flattening the curve

G for Generation Covid

H for Herd immunity

I for Isolation

J for Jumping the vaccine line

K for Key workers

L for Lockdown

M for Mask

N for New Normal

O for Oxygen

P for Pandemic

Q for Quarantine

R for Remote learning

S for Sanitizer

T for Transmission

U for Unprecedented

V for Variant

W for WFH

X for Xi Jinping

Y for Year 1, 2, 3…

Z for Zoom

Covid Musings

Monalisa, Mona Lisa, Mask, PaintingProbable matrimonial ad during Covid…
Lifelong Covid negative girl seeks lifelong Covid negative boy. Boy should believe in masks and vaccines. He should have special lockdown skills like cooking, washing dishes and housekeeping. Separate TVs a must in the house for OTT.

How we will count the years from now on…
____-2018: BC (Before Covid)
2019: Year 0
2020: Year 1
2021: Year 2

Is this the New Normal…
Annual scares.
Annual waves.
Annual lockdowns.
Annual vaccinations.
Annual confusion.

Written more than a 100 years back, EM Forster’s short story “The Machine Stops” (1909) talks of an “omnipotent global machine” which takes care of all of mankind’s “bodily and spiritual needs” (The Internet? AI?). People largely message each other all the time. Communication is perfect and transportation nears zero. Most of the human population socially distance themselves and live permanently below the ground in a standardized room in the short story.
Could we be heading to something like that?
Even science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, who got many predictions right, has his Robotic Trilogy showing humankind escaping underground away from the open air of Earth.

2020 goals…
To be alive, healthy and working by the end of the year.
2021 goals…
same as above.