Learning from the lessons of Covid-19



The recent observation made by Dr. Guido David of the independent analytics group OCTA Research that the surge of the OMICRON virus in the National Capital Region is approaching its downtrend and now steadily declining is a welcome development for all. As a consequence of this development, some parts of the country have been tagged under Level 2. This means that we can go back to our usual and regular routine in a few months, and once again live our normal lives. Once more our malls and other places of interest would be teeming with people, but the usual health protocols will still have to be observed, as people may again forget all precautions and we may be back to square one with yet another variant. Locally, we have all been back to a relatively better normal for quite some time, as our two major malls along Panganiban Avenue, the SM and Metro Mall have become active with mallers once again. The wheels of fortune seem to have favored us with this event as a Valentine’s gift to all of us.


This is all very good news, but let us learn from the lessons of the past. This pandemic has changed us both collectively and individually when it upended our lives. But as a Yale University infectious disease expert says, “Humanity’s memory is short, and what is not ever-present fades quickly”. It is therefore good to remember what the lessons of COVID-19 are for all of us, and keep this truly significant period of history in our memories.


QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:


“IT IS HARD TO FIND THE TRUTH WHEN THE TRUTH IS ALREADY THERE” - BABE RUTH


FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:


“COME TO ME, ALL YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST” -MATTHEW 11:28-30