yes worrying times and looks like Covid-19 will disrupt life for some time yet. some do need to be in the frontline and applaud all efforts, home working though should certanly be encouraged where possible and other activities (like hospitality/entertainment not necessary at the moment) Hopefully as many people as possible take note of the precautions and the need for social distancing. Obviously some positive effects with many volunteering in various roles and more of a community spirit.
We each have a part to play during this time, it's about being socially responsible. Our NHS, Care and key workers are our frontlines and have our gratitude for their altruistic service but we have a responsibility to!
Being forced apart by such an unprecedented situation really makes you value your connections and community, doesn't it? Who knew this was what 2020 would bring in. The world has changed.
Stay safe @JAMES4578 and stay connected x
@SachikoT yes certainly will take care and keep connected. With all the technology at our disposal physical social distancing easier than it would have been decades ago.
True that, JAMES4578. 👍 My dad has stated on more than one occasion that the smartphone us kids bought him for Christmas 2018 has been brilliant throughout this for both him and my mum as regards keeping in daily touch with the family who live elsewhere in the city.
I believe that if we had this situation 10 years ago it would have been -very- different and the damage to the economics would have been an absolute, irreparable disaster.
Its true that there is still a lot of damage here but somehow with a large community we can still oversee it. These are good times to live in ^-^
Everything I do right now is basically enabling people to work from home (Even though I do it right now as a sysadmin who sits at our IT-callcenter ) and I support things that I never would imagine before.... (Including private computers of all brands). But if that's required to keep things going its more than worth it
For my wallet the crisis has been -extremely- friendly. My business is flourishing and I did some trading in the stock market and got a yield of 40% so far ^-^ Good times for me personally
I saw an article on the BBC that was quite interesting, it pictured the Coronavirus outbreak in 2005, with the technology we had those days, as @SjorsK said, the situation would have been much more difficult to handle. MSN Messenger would have been there to save us and keep us connected though .
We can keep ourselves connected and productive to be happy, we also need to see the little good things about life too, even in difficult situations like this one. A friend of mine for example is discovering again her passion for drawing and paitning, families have more time to spend together and talk, we have time to reflect and meditate, yeah to still be happy :).
@AntS Whilst obviously would not have imagined such a scenario the Smartphone pressie has proved to be most valuable for your folks
@SjorsK Whilst still a crushing blow Corona virus would have much worse effects in the past without so much technology.
@CarloL Shows how life has changed so much , MSN was once considered a joy I'm sure , here is the article for those who may have missed it. Must admitt that until recently I was unaware of Nextdoor . BBC- Imagine Corona Virus In 2005
Thankyou for your support of the NHS. Could you please tell me where to purchase the UV sanitiser mentioned in the post. This would be very helpful in my own hospital.