Today is New Year’s eve, an holiday in the US as the New Year falls on a Saturday. People are busy getting ready for the new year. Streets are full of cars and stores full of shoppers. On the surface, it resembles normalcy from days gone by. Closer examination however reveals a different story.
Wary eyes behind the masks give hint to the scares and fatigues from this persistent pandemic as it spreading into the 3rd year. We can pretend that everything is all right, and carry on the countdown to usher in the new year as the New York City decides to do. But deep down, people’s fear lingers on.
Your throat feels itchy when someone mentioned they have sore throats. You feel a bit light headed when some one mentioned they have headaches. Or you do a double take when someone says that they tested positive for Covid-19.
Hidden carriers who are infected but decline to reveal it for the fear of missing out or are simply asymptomatic. The venue could be a party, ballgame, flight, movie, church service, or any indoor events where crowd gathers. The contagious Omicron variant adds fuel to the fire making the outcome a likely super spreader.
Not wanting to end the year on a sour note, this I will say. I have no doubt it’s only a matter of time when we overcome this Coronavirus. I know it with certainty in my heart. Be vigilant and safe in however you choose to celebrate the New Year. I will see you on the other side.
How would you describe your 2021?