The first lockdowns here in LA happened the week of March 14th 2020, and they were the unofficial-sort-of-official entry to Covid days. It is now December 28th 2020. That is... 291 days of living in a semi lockdown state. (If I did the count correctly. But it's really like 47,800 days so who cares!?)
So here we are less then a year after our lives changed drastically (or not, to some lucky ones) and the vaccines have arrived in phenomenal record time. It is truly a scientific achievement that many of the greatest achievements of our times pale in comparison to. To all my anti-vaxxers friends out there - without getting to much into that whole debate because who's got time for that time-sucker - I'd only say... YOU GUYS ARE MISSING OUT ON CELEBRATING THIS EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT!!! Sure - always test test TEST to be safe - HELL YES to that - but vaccines are a frickin' miraculous incredible scientific achievement and I will happily take the Covid vaccine the moment I am offered to. And, um, no - big pharma is not putting a chip in my brain with them and NO Bill Gates is not behind it! (insert eye roll emoji here).
But I digress...
At this intense stage of the Covid era, we are seeing both Covid surge in so many countries including the U.S, and finally a long-awaited sense of HOPE. There is a literal storm from coast to coast, hospitals are filled to capacity in Los Angeles and many other cities, death count is rising by the day breaking records after records, and I can't help but think...: Is this the storm before the calm!?
I HOPE SO. We could all use a more CALM 2021.
Happy New Year, and good riddance 2020.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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