I'm a little concerned that there seems to be a divide growing amongst us, which I do't think is helpful for us to continue.
Perhaps the pollies have gone about the public message in the wrong way, & that's got some people fearful, anxious, depressed as a result. Perhaps because the medical & scientific knowledge about COVID-19 is still growing, makes people feel uneasy, & when new information comes to hand, & changes are made to fit with the new knowledge, people feel there is no certainty or clarity. It is all adding up to much confusion & various responses to this ongoing pandemic.
Everyone's situation is different, & it's not easy to bear that in mind when your own situation means that you feel the impact of COVID-19 directly, or at close quarters, or the restrictions intended to protect impose limits which make for difficulties in your personal or working, or school life. Or sometimes it all just feels too hard.
Whatever it is for you is valid & important
I feel we have come to BB to be together, so I would urge that to be our priority. We can agree to disagree, & still be heard.
Unfortunately, I don't see COVID-19 ending soon. Other variants will arise, as I understand, from places around the world, where vaccination rates are still low. Eventually, it seems more likely we will have vaccinations, like we do for influenza, which also mutates, & therefore requires a tweaked vaccine every year to keep on top of it. After having a severe flu one year, I am happy to get the flu vacs each year. & if I have to get ongoing vaccinations for COVID-19, then so be it.
Given how much or little understanding there is about COVID-19, I'm sure we are all doing the best we can. Could we do more? Probably. Implimenting more change to how we go about our daily lives is getting so hard, but not so objectionable when we notice how profoundly & permanently some thousands of lives have been effected.
As much power & influence The Media & Politics seem to have, it's not about them. This is about us, humans, in our homes, schools, workplaces, holiday places, cities towns & country towns, farms & factories - everyone.
What we do to protect ourselves, protects some part of society around us, which in turn protects a wider part, & so on...until we are all looked after.