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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss my life as it was before. There was a lot to do which can't be done the same way (or at all) these days. Even though a lot from our lives has been transferred into "online", it is just not the same. Even my nerdy OH who has been always quite happy to work from home when it was possible, totally agrees on this one. I guess we weren't aware of the real privileges we had.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I have to say the biggest thing that changed is I fly less, however the airport & planes are empty so it's a better experience.

I went to the August Moon Ball, no shaking of hands or dancing, then I don't really like dancing, tables further apart whats not to like.

2 wine tasting dinner's last week with friends, hugging & kissing as usual.

Just get over it, the virus is not going away, waste your life wisely.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss not traveling. I usually go to Cape Cod in October, attend a conference or two with my husband, and my sister has a gig in Hawaii...that would have been cool to visit. All first world problems.

I miss seeing friends for lunch, haven‘t renewed my museum pass yet, miss just going out for dinner.

But again, all first world stuff. We‘ve been healthy, have no loss of work or income, and at the end of the year, I will have finished b2 German. I‘ve saved money, no travel, no need for new clothes.

And our dog just turned 16....so we‘re happy to have this time to spend with her. At 20kg, my vet says it‘s unusual to see a dog of her size live this long.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

Like most others, I miss travelling to visit family and friends. My great great aunt turns 100 next April, and 3 years ago my son had already invited himself to her birthday party. As the months are going by, the reality is slowly dawning on him that he won’t attend the birthday of the oldest person in our family!

I fear Christmas in NL is looking more and more impossible. So we’ll need to concoct some exciting alternatives to make Christmas in CH somehow acceptable to my kids! I like to think these are first world problems, but it’s clear that these connections (or the lack of them), which we took for granted, are really important to my children. Their world has changed in a matter of months; it’s not an oyster anymore.
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Old 14.10.2020, 09:33
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Living in Switzerland we should be happy that most of our freedoms remain unlike other countries so appreciate that.
Is it something to appreciate or criticize? The numbers are going up left and right, Switzerland is likely to end up on the quarantine list of other countries as 22 out of 26 cantons are over the risk barrier with their infections. Most European countries react to the increases with new measures all the way to a partial lock down of the Netherlands. What does Switzerland do? Change the colors on the maps, so it looks less red... ("Hinweis: Die Skala wurde den steigenden Fallzahlen angepasst. Die Karte erscheint weniger rot als am Vortag, obwohl die Fälle weiterhin steigen.")


https://www.20min.ch/story/corona-za...k-803083076953


Just look at the bar chart with the daily numbers...
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Is it something to appreciate or criticize? The numbers are going up left and right, Switzerland is likely to end up on the quarantine list of other countries as 22 out of 26 cantons are over the risk barrier with their infections. Most European countries react to the increases with new measures all the way to a partial lock down of the Netherlands. What does Switzerland do? Change the colors on the maps, so it looks less red... ("Hinweis: Die Skala wurde den steigenden Fallzahlen angepasst. Die Karte erscheint weniger rot als am Vortag, obwohl die Fälle weiterhin steigen.")


https://www.20min.ch/story/corona-za...k-803083076953


Just look at the bar chart with the daily numbers...
If I compare it to Ireland where I come from then I see I’m lucky to live in Switzerland that we can carry on here quite normally except for one or two minor inconveniences.In Ireland they had very harsh lockdown rules but like Switzerland the numbers are increasing again so what did it achieve not a lot. Does strict lockdown measures help,temporarily yes but at what cost to people’s mental and physical health in the long term.

What people should be concerned about is the death rate and not the infection rate and that has remained extremely low here and in most countries that have good healthcare. People are going to get infected and not much anybody can do about it lockdowns or not but if the death rates remain low then the 98% of people should be able to carry on with life in a relatively normal manner with a few restrictions as we have done in Switzerland.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

The only really negative impact COVID has had on my life is that I won't see all of my family at Christmas. Otherwise, my family are healthy (if not so happy, especially the elderly) it's actually been a very positive 9 months for me and thanks to making good use of the "lockdown" and having had time to reflect and make changes I am in better shape physically and mentally than I have been in many years. Fingers crossed things stay that way and I am sorry for the people who have been badly impacted this year.
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Old 14.10.2020, 10:35
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The only really negative impact COVID has had on my life is that I won't see all of my family at Christmas. Otherwise, my family are healthy (if not so happy, especially the elderly) it's actually been a very positive 9 months for me and thanks to making good use of the "lockdown" and having had time to reflect and make changes I am in better shape physically and mentally than I have been in many years. Fingers crossed things stay that way and I am sorry for the people who have been badly impacted this year.
Based on your recent posting history, I have not noticed any change in your mental state.
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Old 14.10.2020, 10:36
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

As most mentioned, I miss not being able to travel and visit family. Other than that, I'm happier working from home. I'm naturally reserved when it comes to social life, and prefer to spend time by myself and with my wife and kids, or do sports by myself (mountain biking, running, strength training in my own gym). If anything, the "new normal" as some call it works fine for me.

Now for the sake of public health and the massive number of people truly affected by the virus, I can't wait for this to be over.
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What people should be concerned about is the death rate and not the infection rate and that has remained extremely low here and in most countries that have good healthcare. People are going to get infected and not much anybody can do about it lockdowns or not but if the death rates remain low then the 98% of people should be able to carry on with life in a relatively normal manner with a few restrictions as we have done in Switzerland.
I disagree. I know people who had a "mild" covid infection but rather severe problems with the long term effects we all still know rather little about.



"Just have enough intensive care beds and let people party" isnt a very smart approach. We had a lot of measures in spring that have proven to be unnecessary or simply wrong. Great! So we can adapt the rules to match the latest scientific knowledge. Being happy about the government not doing so is in my opinion more than a little naive.
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Based on your recent posting history, I have not noticed any change in your mental state.
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I disagree. I know people who had a "mild" covid infection but rather severe problems with the long term effects we all still know rather little about.



"Just have enough intensive care beds and let people party" isnt a very smart approach. We had a lot of measures in spring that have proven to be unnecessary or simply wrong. Great! So we can adapt the rules to match the latest scientific knowledge. Being happy about the government not doing so is in my opinion more than a little naive.
I didnt say anything about irresponsible partying and believe we need to engage in social distancing and other methods to avoid the spread of COVID where possible.As a recovering Alcoholic partying would be particularly bad idea for me����

Every year 800000 people die from suicide and I’m sure that number will skyrocket in 2020 but nobody cares about this.

People are dying as cancer treatment is being cancelled in public hospitals.

During the lockdown I have seen a lot of sober alcoholics relapse as AA/NA meetings not taking place not to mind all the other ills society face.

Further lockdowns will bring financial Armageddon where the world will face a crash like never before. If we bring a sense of realism to the situation and accept that the vast majority of us will have nothing more than a bad flu, but of course there are a small percentage that will suffer beyond that but there is nothing that can be done to stop the spread, lockdown or no lockdown.

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Old 14.10.2020, 17:41
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

Along with the hugs, closeness, and get-togethers with family/friends that previous posters have mentioned, I miss the advantage of being able to see people's mouths when they talk.

I never realized, until COVID, how much verbal communication is enhanced by being able to see someone's face and also to see their mouth as the words are articulated.

I also miss street festivals and the music, art, activity, people-watching opportunities, and foods that go hand-in-hand with them!
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss the hardcore/metal Concerts, travelling overseas , job opportunities,
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss getting back to South Africa! I also miss I cannot hug my boys (too risky as they are at school / uni, or shake hands with friends and acquaintances.


What I dislike more than anything, is wearing a mask, though I know I must!
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Old 14.10.2020, 19:30
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I miss getting back to South Africa! I also miss I cannot hug my boys (too risky as they are at school / uni, or shake hands with friends and acquaintances.


What I dislike more than anything, is wearing a mask, though I know I must!
You can certainly shake hands, just clean them before & immediately afterwards, it's what we did at a dinner party last week. Safe hand shaking like safe sex it might just catch on

I hope you use a new mask, not something that has been laying around or in your pocket.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss my family, travelling, hugging friends without thinking, street festivals, markets etc...

a lot of has change on the positive side for me with moving and changing the job, meeting new people and making new friends. saving the money eventhough I spend online much more than usually, but without traveling and buying gifts for my family, have to spend on something else.....
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Is it something to appreciate or criticize? The numbers are going up left and right, Switzerland is likely to end up on the quarantine list of other countries as 22 out of 26 cantons are over the risk barrier with their infections. Most European countries react to the increases with new measures all the way to a partial lock down of the Netherlands. What does Switzerland do? Change the colors on the maps, so it looks less red... ("Hinweis: Die Skala wurde den steigenden Fallzahlen angepasst. Die Karte erscheint weniger rot als am Vortag, obwohl die Fälle weiterhin steigen.")


https://www.20min.ch/story/corona-za...k-803083076953


Just look at the bar chart with the daily numbers...
According to you own link, Switzerland is at the end of the country list. So we should be put on the other's quarantine list because we're too healthy compared to them?
But what the heck is happening in Andorra?

Anyway, your post belonged in the other thread - and therefore so would mine. LOL.
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There is no marmite. Anywhere!
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

...missing my late night chillout garden party, around stove with my best friend(brother-in-law)...
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