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‘New normal’ is here

What the Covid-19 pandemic has done is teach us ways to overcome the virus and live our lives in ways we’ve never thought of

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Science has proven that a shot or two of protection against Covid spells the difference between mild symptoms and death.

Rather than line up like we used to, queues are now more comfortable as seats are provided to help us observe physical distancing.

Twenty months since the coronavirus pandemic descended across the globe, we have all learned to practice health and safety protocols that spell the difference between sickness and death. Who knew that a virulent virus will have us donning a mask and face shield, washing our hands frequently and observing physical distance to deter its spread?

 

The use of facial coverings is part and parcel of our personal lives.

However, we cannot forever hide inside our homes. We all have to eventually come out of our abodes and resume part of the lives we were living before Covid came. While we limited our movement to the essential at the start of the pandemic — shopping for food, medicine and other necessities at the market and drug store — times have definitely changed.

070621jm07. childrens choose plastic ware toys for the street vendors along florentino Torres st corner A aquino st San Andres Bukid in manila on july 6 2021………..tribune photo by Joey Sanchez Mendoza

Routines are now governed by the use of masks and maintaining a safe distance from others.

Many of us have physically returned to work, leaving behind work-from-home schemes except when we are under quarantine from possible exposure to the virus. The lowering of alert levels in Metro Manila also means more freedom to move about and literally go out and have some free time. Soon, students will also eventually return to school for face-to-face classes that will complement their online lessons.

Not even the fear of the virus can stop the faithful from practicing their faith.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOEY SANCHEZ MENDOZA FOR THE DAILY TRIBUNE @tribunephl_joey

What the Covid-19 pandemic has done is teach us ways to overcome the virus and live our lives in ways we’ve never thought of — mindful of our health and everybody else’s. What we’ve always talked of as being the “new normal” is now here. This is our everyday “normal.”

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