,”With the worst pandemic in history taking over our country, we have entire families today being hit by it’s wrath. And while it’s difficult to gather resources even for a single member, one can imagine the efforts involved in arranging the necessities, so to speak when everyone is down.
And I can personally vouch for this as someone who’s gone through the beats with his parents, altogether in October. It started with my mom catching the infection in a small way. Then it was just a matter of a few days before the rest of us caught on and started showing symptoms as well.
And as one would expect, the panic levels were over the roof, especially with my father having cardiac complications. We did have people to guide us through with their experience but there were an equally growing number of rumours alongside the facts.
Nevertheless, one source that didn’t let us down and genuinely proved to be of help were all the food delivery apps. With my mother too testing positive, there were many times when she wasn’t able to cook and needed the rest necessary to recoup. So I guess we all owe a huge lot to these delivery executives who have been risking their lives to satiate people’s hunger. They are no different from the other frontline workers who’ve been fighting the virus.
Now all this chaos in my family lasted for a month post which everyone including my father slowly made it back safe and sound. Nevertheless, contracting the virus was definitely an experience of a lifetime opening us to many, many perspectives whilst making us realize the thing that matters the most. One, of course, is the importance of immunity that goes for a huge toss even after recovery. As an active person myself, I was nowhere close to my pre-covid levels of fitness. My body’s productivity was down and there was more puffing and panting than actual movements in the process.
The second is the strain on mental health which again has become an aspect less spoken of, comparatively but deserving of much more attention.
Overall though, I’m very grateful that our family made it through the pandemic and only urge others to stay strong and vaccinated. There are definitely flaws in the way the situation is being tackled but the best we can do is ensure we follow the basic protocols and remain indoors. Just being responsible for ourselves and our loved ones and keeping it low collectively could be our biggest contribution in these battles against the virus.”