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what will life look like post-covid?

Posted by adrien;)♡

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it's been over a year since the pandemic began and we all went in2 lockdown. it's been rough. we lost many loved ones during this whole circus, and we have all been thru mental health struggles during these times. we used the internet as a way of escapism, we all have used zoom 4 school and communication, and we have lost many connections w/ friends, acquaintances, and/or any family.


i miss a lot of things we did pre-covid, and i desperately want 2 do all those things again, as i'm sure many of u feel the same way, but i understand we have 2 stay safe, social distance, mask up, sanitize, and just c what will happen in the future.

also during the pandemic, we began 2 c the rise of many mass protest movements, such as #blacklivesmatter and #stopaapihate. while many of the injustices and prejudices against black and asian ppl, including ahmaud arbery, breonna taylor, george floyd, and many others, as well as many marginalized groups, and that many of the aforementioned marginalized groups have been protesting 4 proper representation and inclusion have been going on 4 ages now, many ppl have been attending protests, educating themselves on white supremacy, racial biases, and microaggressions, donating, signing petitions, and fighting 4 change and justice. while others, social media influencers in particular, just saw these as "trendy hashtags," and posted a black screen on their social media and called it a day.

i will not lie, i did post a black square on my instagram 4 blackout tuesday, but the next day, i deleted it bc i realized i have 2 do more than just post on instagram, and that i have 2 educate, fight 4 change, talk 2 ppl, and other things 2 become more aware and anti-racist. when i say #blacklivesmatter and #stopaapihate, I MEAN THAT WITH MY ENTIRE CHEST!! those marginalized groups should not have 2 face discrimination or b left out of everything!!

anyway, with all of that said, i am wondering, what will life look like post-covid? will we continue 2 use zoom as a way of communication? will we continue 2 use the internet as a way of escapism? will we continue 2 educate ourselves and fight 4 justice and change?

i have so many questions. what do u think?

btw, i also blame our president 4 not doing shit 2 stop the spread of covid. he just saw it as a fucking joke and blamed chinese and other asian ppl 4 this whole fiasco, when it was all out of their fucking control. he also referred to covid as "the chinese virus," "the wuhan virus," "the kung-flu," something awful and racist like that.

so yea, if u r a trump supporter and if u c all of this as a fucking joke and choose 2 remain silent in all of this, plz unadd me if u have done so already.

but yea, hopefully u all r staying safe @ home, getting vaccinated, and all that other good such. do ur part 2 dismantle a racist society, fight 4 change, and educate urselves.

i luv u sm!!


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Reply by SuperrnovaKitty ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ

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guy above me sucks their own toes up their booty.


besides that im hoping things calm down. working in health care ive been in the frontlines and progress is being made as long as people are going with the CDC guidelines.

the problem is the people who think they are above this all.

personally im gonna be wearing a mask whenever years to come because its pretty, hides my face, and keeps you warm in the winter.

At least biden did more then the baby ass cheeto 


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Reply by bunny

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This shit is never gonna be over. 


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Reply by raie<3

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its sad, honestly. people are dying, and people still don't think it's real. :(


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Reply by Kylie

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At this point it's kinda hard to imagine, I'm so used to it now that it's kinda weird, I feel like everyone else around me is getting super used to it too.

When life goes back to normal I feel like a lot of things from covid will still be a part of American culture, as in I feel like more people will be inclined to wear masks when they are sick or not go into work, I feel like people will still want to use food delivery, and a lot of things might remain online out of convenience, but who knows, it seems like a lot of people could also do away with those things as well


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Reply by voni

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idk about yall but imma be wearing a mask for the rest of my life now


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Reply by Jenga ★ミ

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I feel like I went into 2020 as one person and came out entirely
new. Almost everything in my life has changed since COVID became this
really important thing and I almost consistently feel like something
worse is coming. It's hard to believe anything is looking up but I also
am trying to do better than being defeatist all the time. Seeing so much
traumatizing and horrible news for over a year now paired with seeing
the absolute lack of basic human empathy in so many people has changed
my perception of the US but also just of people.
Countless
people have been lost and I came very close to losing my own father to
COVID and the idea that everybody that surrounds him in his social
circle are all vehemently denying the severity of the virus as well as
almost the entirety of our state feeling the same is... angering lol
My hope is that at least in America (at least some) of us might actually start masking up for cold/flu season like plenty of countries have been doing already once COVID is not an immediate concern. And maybe, just maybe I can do a bunch of fun stuff I didn't get to do for my last big chunk of teenhood :P


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Reply by necromancer

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this is just a dry run of what our lives will look like under climate change tbh. we'll miss these days. also I'm so scared of antibiotics resistance lol


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Reply by Margyori_yss

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La pandemia fue un respiro después de todo personalmente fue algo bueno, me hizo dar cuenta lo mucho que necesitaba ir a terapia superar mis problemas tambien me hundi en otros pero aun asi fue una pausa de mi vida en la normalidad.


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Reply by Hailey

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I'm numb to this whole thing at this point, I'm disassociating from reality until this pandemic is over tbh 


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Reply by GIRL CANVAS

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I love when people post things like this. These are the conversations I want to have!


Anyone who wants to speak more on these topics should add me/read my blog. Leave thoughts/opinions!


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Reply by GIRL CANVAS

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I think life during COVID gave people time to figure out who they are in their interpersonal relationships. I realized hella imperfections in myself and in the world. (Not that I wasn’t already aware of a lot of them already.) 


I think life after COVID, (meaning life after we fight and are able to adjust, if that’s possible),  will give people a more frequent desire to think interpersonally about what matters to them most. We all have issues in our lives, we all are surrounded by issues. All of us should be putting more thought into what we want to do about that anyway. I think COVID gave us a small sliver of what life is like when we can’t run away from it.


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Reply by Black Sheep Derrick

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Everybody will be so scared of the virus people will be willing to transfer there consciousness into a robot body so they won't get sick anymore.


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Reply by Samantha

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Honestly at this point, I could give a fuck about a virus. If I catch it I catch it. I love halfway across the country from my family (career changes and shit) so it's not like I'm about to spread it to them. I'm damn tired of putting my life on hold for something I may or may not end up getting. I'm vaccinated. I wash my hands. I socially distance when I can. But shit, I just went to my first concert in well over a year last Saturday and I'm happy af I took that risk.


I think it's high time the high risk individuals quarantine while the rest of us make our own decisions on what we feel comfortable doing from here on out. Maybe it sounds harsh, idk, but that's where I stand with it.


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Reply by KILLGAZMOTRON

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Too powerful a tool and the precedent has been set. The boot will be on our face forever now, there will never not be another "covid" coming. Some other disease, different name, kills only 0.002% of people but gives the justification needed to stretch government power by multitudes, every time.
This will never end. Even when "covid" is done and no one cares, there will be some kind of super mutant aids.  Or mega flue. Something that will use the precedence already now set for mass panic and power grabs.


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Reply by 𝓬𝓱𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓮

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I’m hopeful we can get back to semi normal. It depends on how we all act and getting over fear. I’m done being afraid of getting it. I don’t want to get it but I’m beyond done letting the fear rule over my life. 


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Reply by oakleythespaceman

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Well, I really hope things get better, even if everything seems to be taking a downward trend. It makes me wish I was something like a tardigrade living on a patch of moss so I didn't have to worry about human bullcrap. Urgh


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Reply by LuLu

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honestly this crisis taught us so much about the reliance on globalized production systems that I am really hopeful these networks will move back to Western countries, which would be amazing news for building a more sustainable economy.
Mutual aid, and second-hand economy are also booming now like they've never boomed before, and ofc people are realising that big cities are harmful to the health. The same people who called us "country bumpkins" ten years ago are now selling everything they own to buy houses in our dying small villages.
Masks staying mandatory in public spaces would be amazing news for people with chronic diseases as well : they're very sensitive to seasonal illnesses, even a simple flu could kill them. If everyone wore masks in publics settings, their risk of death or severe illness would be significantly lowered. If this crisis can teach us that the good of the greater public has much more value than individual freedom, then we'll be all good for the future.


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Reply by xXAlieeXx

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I don't even know. My son is 4 now and I don't think he remembers a pre-Covid word. People wearing mask, the tv PSAs, lockdowns, its all normal to him and something about that is really scary to think about. 


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