By Praks, age 11
One Thursday we were at school having a normal school day. We had started hearing about this virus called Covid-19 but it didn’t seem like a big deal- just a little outbreak of a virus but little did we know that the next day we would be in a pandemic lockdown. It seemed to be fun to stay in your pj’s all day and spend time with family. Those early days toilet paper was scarce, there was a lot of panic buying for all items at the stores, masks weren’t readily available in the market so scarfs came to our rescue as face coverings. Any item bought from a store was not permitted into the house without a thorough cleansing job. This was expected to last for a few days or weeks but it dragged on and on. Summer plans, birthday parties etc. went out the window. We went into distance learning mode and “zoom” entered every living room. Only three words were heard repetitively – Hand washing, Masking, and Social distancing. A few months later a fourth word got added to the above list “vaccine”, saving many lives and providing a glimmer of hope out of the pandemic.