How has your life changed in Covid-19 crisis?

wonderfull

New Member
There has been lots of gyaan given by lots of people, scientists, doctors and government officials about COVID-19. It seems now that all of the gyaan has been imparted and that we have to take the precautions ourselves to combat this threat to our families and us.

As the thread suggests, how has your life changed in COVID-19 crisis?

I will start off with changes in my life.

Have been working from home since 5-6 years, so no love lost there. Still working from home as before. My wife, on the other hand, is an officer with a PSU bank. She has to go every day to her bank, and since past week or so, standard banking has resumed. Thermal scanners ( I guess it's just for peace of mind) at the gate and sanitisers for every visitor in the bank is the precaution that is being taken at her bank. Changes in life? I know for sure that I won't be able to call my parents to my place for the foreseeable future. My wife goes outside every day, and my mother is a heart patient (one stent, two years back), diabetic and suffering from high BP. So I really feel dejected at times that I won't be able to call my parents to my place or go to their home for that matter.

I have a furry friend, a labrador retriever. However, there are reports that COVID-19 affects or does not affects canines, I have gone to the safe route. I am not taking him to walk outside, and the house is big enough to have him plenty of exercise playing fetch. No outside walks for him now.

I purchase most of my groceries online now, and if I have to go out, I go at noon, around 2-3 p.m. so that I encounter a minimal number of people.

Every day, I fear that my wife has to go out and work. Fear is rational and not of the unknown. Earlier she used to take the metro, but now she goes in her car, alone.

I have subscribed to RSS feeds of newspapers from various news outlets, and I only read selective news. There is an outburst of news in the print as well as online media, and I keep myself abridged of selective news only. To trust or not to trust the news, I don't know anymore. I always feel that the numbers are skewed. Maybe I am paranoid, but I will take being cautious anytime than being infected.

Guess that's it.

Well, if anyone else has to share something, the thread is all yours.


I have tried to do my best to keep him happy but it seems he is tensed :) :)

That's Mr. Cooper



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Truth be told, COVID-19 has changed our lives to a great extent. Many new experiences and ways of living have been known. We are some human beings, we make some arrangements in some way, but this is a small cute dog, you are doing a great job. Hats off
 

foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
It is not only Delhi or UP, there are a lot of "educated" people all around the world that are not taking proper measures to keep themselves safe. When I go out to buy groceries, I still see people without mask or not following social distancing and that gets e really worried for the future.
I have accpeted that sooner or later, I will be getting infected. As long as my wife goes to work and I go out to buy groceries or for anything else. Not everyone is showing severe symptoms and people are getting better by being in their home, quarantined.

Yes, Vaccine take years to create, but COVID is different. Everyone is trying to create a vaccine and there are so many human trials that have already begun. My optimism is based on videos and interviews from WHO.
The control groups and other dynamics that are needed for a bias free trial of the vaccine are somewhat disputed among scientists.

"“If you accept a vaccine with low efficacy, then you probably prevent the development of a vaccine with higher efficacy,” cautions Roland Sutter, who was coordinator for research, policy, product development, and containment for polio at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, until retiring in December."

Here’s how we’ll know when a COVID-19 vaccine is ready

I firmly belive that the promise of vaccine within next year is just a farce for not letting the markets crash again. Slowly, people will learn living with this pandemic and that's how it's going to be, in my opinion.

Coronavirus Vaccine : World

I made a website to track developments of the vaccine related news. I received this on it today.

COVAXIN: Human trials of India’s first COVID-19 vaccine on 375 people to begin soon

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is expected to begin human trials of COVAXIN, India's first indigenous coronavirus vaccine, next week.

Source: COVAXIN: Human trials of India’s first COVID-19 vaccine on 375 people to begin soon

here is the link , in case you want to read it. I am tracking all news realated to vaccine development in India and in the world.

Coronavirus Vaccine News: COVAXIN: Human trials of India’s first COVID-19 vaccine on 375 people to begin soon in Coronavirus Vaccine : World


My cynicism is based on news that I recieve. I check it everyday , the website that i made, it pulls news from google news on the parameters that I have set and posts it on auto mode on my website. There's not been a day when I saw something that would make me feel secure. Of course, I am hopeful for a vaccine but I won't base all my hopes on it.

Feel free to browse it

Coronavirus News



Truth be told, COVID-19 has changed our lives to a great extent. Many new experiences and ways of living have been known. We are some human beings, we make some arrangements in some way, but this is a small cute dog, you are doing a great job. Hats off
Thanks. He is not so small, he weighs frigging 42 kgs now :) . Doctor says, he is full grown at 18 months.

He also gives me company, when I work. Its of this morning, after watching some dog barking videos, he is now sleeping.


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foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones

Bilkul sahi :)

Ye sabse bada change dekha maine apne andar ab, jabse COVID-19 aaya hai.

I avoid any confrontation or road rage incident. Gaali muh tak aati thi, but muh se bahar nahi nikalti. Ab to dimaag mein gaali aati bhi nahi. Just , "I have to get back safely."

Recently, I focus all my attention on getting from point A to point B, without cussing anyone who is rash driving or driving in opposite lane or parking in a wrong spot.

Last year, I carried a guy on my Ecosport's bumper for like 10 seconds before he backed down. I then took out my baseball bat that I keep in my car for situations like this and threatened to hit him with it before people came and did beech bachaav.

But the constant rage at that time, made my head hurt so bad afterwards. I had to drink to get rid of it.

I could feel my legs shaking on the clutch and my head hurting so bad when I was driving back to my home.

I now try to avoid all sort of confrontations, and focus all my attention to not get involved with anyone in a road rage incident.

I now think of ramifications before doing anything, this is one of the biggest changes that I have seen in myself in Corona Times.
 

Theloststory

Well-Known Member
Many governments aren’t revealing real numbers, but it’s worth looking at this John Hopkins University Corona Virus Mortality rate chart. Belgium, Italy, Spain, a England, France all which have very independent monitoring bodies show around 15% mortality.


Meanwhile as more and more new information comes for this novel virus, scientists to wonder how affects major organs : Opinion | Can Covid Damage the Brain?
 

foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones

In this video , the youtuber also explains how the COVID-19 infection has affected his genitals.

The extent of the damage of COVID-19 is still not understood fully and maybe it will take a year or two to fully realise the ramifications.

He deleted the video yesterday but someone else has uploaded it.
 
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