I was reminded by this Reddit thread that it was three years ago today that schools closed in Ireland because of a new virus that caused an illness called COVID-19.
Later that week I started posting some of the news here in a series of blog posts. It didn’t last of course but here’s the first one, shared on St. Patrick’s Day 2020.
The pandemic isn’t over. I got COVID last year in November but I was vaccinated. Who knows what the long term effects of this disease will be? Long COVID is a horrible, debilitating disease that strikes at random.
But we live on. We pretend the virus isn’t around any more. “Ha! Ha! If I don’t get the virus in this busy pub I’ll never get it!” We’re social animals. We crave company, and chat, and friendship.
Let’s hope the virus doesn’t mutate into something we have no resistance to, again.