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Marilyn Linares

Antes que empezara la pandemia que trajo el virus del COVID-19, todo era “normal”. Todos sabían que después de usar el baño uno se lava las manos, cuando uno destornudaba lo hacían en el hombro no en la mano y el desinfectante era lo básico para la limpieza. En las tiendas siempre había muchas personas que se amontonaban y, aunque estaban hombro con hombro, uno nunca se molestaba.

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Cuando empezó la primera ola de infecciones de COVID-19, todo cambió. Ahora mucha gente tiene ansiedad de estar tan cerca de otros en las tiendas o en lugares públicos. La distancia social fue algo que tuvimos que aprender de la noche a la mañana. En plena pandemia, los doctores del Hospital John Hopkins nos recomendaban mantener al menos seis pies de distancia con compañeros o desconocidos (Lisa Maragakis, 2020).

Cuando el virus se propagó y empezó la pandemia, las escuelas y universidades tuvieron que posponer sus clases mientras decidieran qué hacer para solucionar el problema. El COVID-19 introdujo a todas las instituciones educativas del mundo a las clases virtuales (NCES, 2022). Cuando se hizo este cambio de educación virtual, muchos padres se empezaron a estresar. Había empleadores que no habían tomado decisiones sobre desde donde trabajarían sus empleados. Poco a poco, las empresas nacionales empezaron a dejar que sus empleados pudieran trabajar desde sus casas con tal de que el trabajo continuara haciéndose. Muchas empresas eran sucursales de grandes corporaciones.

Las nuevas reglas a las que la gente tuvo que adaptarse durante la pandemia cambió la normalidad acostumbrada. El distanciamiento social marcó negativamente la vida de muchos. Poco a poco el mundo trata de volver a vivir a la vida que era normal antes de la pandemia; aunque en lo más escondido de nuestra mente sabemos que nunca volverá a ser igual.  

 

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The Sadness the Pandemic Brought

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Andrea López

Before the Covid-19 pandemic started, everything was “normal”. Everyone knew that after using the restroom we had to wash our hands, when we sneezed, we did it on our shoulders and not on our hands, and hand sanitizers were necessity. When shopping, the stores would be full of people, and nobody would be upset at the fact that we were so close to each other.

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When the first wave of Covid-19 happened, everything changed. Many people suffered from anxiety when being in close proximity to others. There were new rules that we had to follow as citizens. Social distancing was a new habit we had to quickly learn. During the pandemic, doctors from John Hopkins Hospital advised everyone to keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from one another, that included friend, family and even coworkers. (Lisa Maragakis, 2020).

For a period of time during the pandemic academic institutions postponed in-person classes while they figured everything out. Covid-19 introduced the opportunity for universities and schools to become virtual. (NCES, 2022). After schools took the drastic decision to go virtual, many parent became very stressed and overwhelmed. Many employers and companies had not taken any decision regarding the work environment and their employees. Major companies all around the world turned to work from home for the employees to keep working. Many of these companies worked for bigger corporations.

The new adaptations people underwent caused them to change the “normal” they once cherished. Social distancing created a negative impact in people’s lives. Little by little the world tries to return to the normal lives we once had; even though we are fully aware that it will never be the same. 

 

References

Press release – school took immediate steps at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to connect student to online learning, NCES report shows – February 22, 2022. (n.d.). Retrieved March 8, 2023, https://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/press_releases/2_22_2022.asp

Margakis, L.L. (2022, February 16). Coronavirus, social and physical distancing, and self-quarantine. Coronavirus, social and Physical Distancing and Self-Quarantine | John Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved March 8, 2023, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-social-distancing-and-self-quarantine

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