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2020–Two

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Written by   135
4 months ago

The year 2021 is only three days away from ending, giving life to 2022 as our planet completes yet another revolution round the sun. A journey it started many months ago. As the year comes to an end, people are looking forward to the new year with hope hinged on great expectations and accompanied by plans and resolutions, a new year where tourists can travel freely without restrictions, a new year where GDP is higher and inflation lower.

Since the emergence of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, the world has been thrown into a state of caution and panic. Some days ago, during a local evening news, I had overhead the reporter saying that while the Omicron variant isn’t as deadly, it spreads much faster. Thus, the rate of infection has increased dramatically.

Earlier this evening, I read that France plans to enforce more restrictions as from January 2022 following a high number of new COVID-19 cases on Christmas day. This news had prompted to to ask my sister who was with me at that time. “What if next year is another 2020?” And she replied “God forbid”. That was how I decided what I’d write about and also the title of the article.

Despite the discovery of COVID late in the year 2019, it wasn’t until 2020 the world felt the impact of the virus, and it was tagged a pandemic. The rate it was spreading had prompted many countries to go into lockdown in 2020 to curb the spread and contain the virus, there seemed to have been a global economic standstill during the period of the lockdown as countries were losing millions daily. It wasn’t until the second half of the year many countries eased the lockdown to salvage all they could from the wrecked economy.

2021 came, and with the discovery of the vaccine, there was a breath of fresh air for human population as a whole. Though, many people are yet to be vaccinated (myself included). The vaccine had eased what seems to be a global burden. But with the Omicron variant in the air, a lot of people are getting vaccinated and countries like Israel have even opted to give a third dose of the vaccine to her people.

At the rate the new variant is spreading, countries might be forced to enforce restrictions and even go on lockdown in 2022. The real question is: CAN COUNTRIES SURVIVE ANOTHER LOCKDOWN? Considering they have barely recovered from the last one. I suppose before such a decision is taken by any country, Economists as well as analysts will be called upon by the government of such country to for advice and surely the best course of action for the people will be taken.

Personally, I look forward to a better new year. With the vaccine, I believe there is hope, and the world would heal from the wound inflicted by the COVID-19 and all these hard times will soon be history, one that has taught us a valuable lesson we will never forget. I expect many countries still recovering from the effect of the lockdown on their economy to bounce back this coming year and flourish. I expect borders to be open freely to anyone who wants to come in.

2022 will not be another 2020 but instead, the end of this tragicomedy which started in 2020.

CONCLUSION

We all have a part to play in this global movie, as we are all members of the cast crew. This coming year, I plan to get vaccinated, and I strongly advise that those yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should get vaccinated as soon as possible and observe safety measures already in place. I believe that this will help bring an end to this movie once and for all.

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2020 with its covid would forever have an enduring influence in oh minds for a long time. Never has it been recorded in the whole of human historythat a disease kept every one around the world on a lockdown.

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4 months ago

I know, right. Hopefully we put it all behind us as soon as possible

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4 months ago

2022 or rather 2020 too 🤣 Look at it this way; the fourth wave of COVID-19 is lurking around the corner with a threat of another lockdown, ASUU is prowling around with their strike, government is about to remove fuel subsidy that might result in a nationwide protest that may end up looking like the endsars protest, all these reminds you of one particular year, right? God forbid sha 😂

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4 months ago

Lmaooooo 2021 be like: watch out for part two of 2020

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4 months ago

Covid-19 is a dangerous virus it hits all over the world and tries to destroyed already we got a bigger Dessalines from this virus now we have to manage it perfectly and have to be vaccinated

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4 months ago

Exactly what I am saying.

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4 months ago

May God bless all of us and protect from this Covid-19 virus it already losts our 2 years and gives us a lot of problems and tension. I pray to God to stop this before the February starts Ameen

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4 months ago

This sounds as a warning bell and as bell of reminder. Being vaccinated and observing the protocol is simply the best way to win this match.

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4 months ago

You are right. And I hope we can all take this step in the right direction together

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4 months ago

I wish you all the best this coming 2022 :)

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4 months ago

Thank you very much Bloghound, I also wish you the same and a COVID-Free New Year too

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4 months ago

Anytime, my friend. Thank you to you as well :)

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4 months ago

May God bless us and protect us from this dangerous virus 2 years of sadness we feels and now we want a good meainingful happy life plzzz help us and i hope we got

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4 months ago

Hopefully, it all comes to an end next year, and normalcy is restored

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4 months ago

I am hoping and praying that 2022 will be the best year ahead.

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4 months ago

I really hope so. The last couple of years has been difficult. 2022 should bring good tidings... Hopefully.

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4 months ago

Yess sis hopefully

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