Time flies, whether you admit it or not. April is upon us. Mr. Biden has been on the job for 70 days. Looking back, the year 2020 was buried by the news of Coronavirus pandemic. And its impact continues. More than 2.8 million lives worldwide have been taken away by the virus. Any surprise that many called the year 2020 a lost year?
Well, what is going to happen this year? Will it be another “lost” year?
Let’s see: Vaccination is going strong in the US. President Biden has set a new goal of 200 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office after meeting his previous target. Governors are racing to meet Mr. Biden’s goal of making every adult eligible for Covid vaccine by May 1. And vaccine maker Pfizer announced its vaccine is 100% effective for children between the age of 12 to 15.
How can 2021 be another lost year with so much going on? The previous mentioned news are grand and dandy from a government initiative perspective. Kudos to the men and women working hard on this fight against the Coronavirus. Besides supporting them, the question centers around what will happen on our personal fronts?
What goals can we or should we be be looking forward to? Is it a summer vacation? Getting back into the office (or not)? How about run a marathon? Whatever our goals may be, chances are the pandemic will have something to do with it given the wide reach of its impact.
Case in point includes: France just announced another lockdown, Tokyo Olympics banned visitors from abroad, and Boston Marathon postponed to October with an in-person (Oct 11) as well as virtual races (Oct 8-10).
Understandably no one wants another lost year. Before trying to jump back in head first, we need to recognize the Covid-19 is yet under control. We all have a responsibility to abide by the public health rules in making our plan. Because none of us is out of the woods if the virus and its variants linger.
What goal(s) do you have for 2021?