5 good things I learned from the pandemic


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Health care workers wearing masks to stop spread of Covid.

Jacob Toth, Staff Writer

Even though COVID-19 has caused many hardships, there are still a few good things that have come out of it and good lessons learned.

  1. You can’t take life for granted. No one would have ever imagined that the world would turn upside down, and you can’t go anywhere without putting a piece of cloth over your face. Enjoy life at all moments because you never know when things can take a drastic change.
  2. How to prevent germs from spreading. This one is pretty obvious, but ever since COVID started, people have washed their hands more and tried to avoid going out; these are tactics that can work with any kind of germ really.
  3. It teaches people patience. Businesses have limited capacity on who can occupy a building at once, so therefore some may have to wait sometime before more people are allowed in. It also teaches patience by simply waiting for the pandemic to be over.
  4. It gives people a memory to remember. Despite all the deaths and cases from COVID, someone could have a life story to tell. You always hear about pandemics in history class, but now you can say that you experienced a pandemic yourself.
  5. It opened up an opportunity for new experiences. The pandemic challenged everyone to step outside their comfort zone and learn new things. We learned how to do Zoom classes on the computer, how to do work online more, and most importantly, it forced people to stay home and put their social lives on hold.