Two Years of COVID-19: What Now?

Hey guys,

Thanks for stopping by.

As always, I hope you’re well and safe – especially during these crazy times we’re living in. Our world is far from what we’re used to and unfortunately, we’re now two years in since we heard about Corona or COVID-19 for the first time (at least here in Denmark) and I feel like it’s time to reflect upon a few things.

“That’s probably never going to reach Denmark”

I remember during December of 2019 when we started hearing about this virus outbreak from Wuhan and I was talking to my friends during a Christmas party. We talked about the outbreak and how it would probably never reach Denmark – like, we’re so far away from China and outbreaks like this only happen in Hollywood movies starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Afterward, he’d be saving the world while hanging from a chopper… obviously, that wouldn’t happen in real life, right?

Oh, how wrong we turned out to be…

The build up until March 11th 2020…

I believe the entire world were skeptic but scared about what was happening around us. I don’t know about the rest of the world but here in Denmark our country was ‘closed’ and shut down on March 11th.

Schools and work places were shut down. Everybody who didn’t work in critical roles, e.g in health care etc. were sent home and told to work from home. Our world were turned upside down and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one confused about everything.

Up until the shutdown we all kind of laughed about it. We were told it was a little worse than having a flu. When we heard about the symptoms like coughing, headache etc. we were all even more confused to why this would and could close down an entire country and world…

Since then, we’ve…

Denmark was shut down for a solid couple of months and everybody was angry about everything. We had a decent summer with minor restrictions due to COVID but we all shut down for winter again as the virus apparently spreads more during the colder months.

Since then we’ve had a normal summer and nobody thought about the virus. The vaccines started rolling out and we were promised a winter without major restrictions due to the high amount of people getting the vaccines and most following the restrictions.

Unfortunately, we’re now in the middle of December of 2021, the mutation known as ‘Omikron’ has taken over the world and Denmark is shut down once again. We have major restrictions, kids are being sent home from school, workplaces shuts down and places of entertainment (Zoos, cinemas etc.) are being shut down and we’ve been told to only meet up with our closest family for Christmas.

A divided world and country

It has been two years since the outbreak and our country and world has probably never been more divided – I believe we have terms now to identify ourselves; vaxxers and anti-vaxxers. It has almost become a religion when talking about COVID-19 and vaccines. People are making their own choices but there are so many people on either side trying to tell you what to do and what not to do.

Unfortunately, it’s toxic too. I’ve seen so many people correct each other and almost fight over who’s right and wrong when it comes to ‘picking sides’.

Wrap Up

I’m not here to tell you what to do and what not to do. I’d never dream of telling someone what to do and say about anything. Either way, it’s your choice and I shouldn’t control your life in any way. I’m vaccinated but I’m not hating towards people who don’t get the vaccine.

I have a weird mindset when it comes to COVID-19 and the mutations. Yes, I’m super frustrated and I’m fully aware of what’s going on in my country with people getting sick etc. but I must admit that I don’t know anyone who’s been infected by the virus as of yet – which has resulted in me not paying too much attention to restrictions and stuff like that and that’s wrong.

What annoys me the most is that we probably have to ‘just get used to living with this virus’ and I’m not sure how we’re going to do that. Up until now this has controlled our lives for two years and I fear that it’ll control it for many years to come. I could be wrong and I hope that we all get resilient towards mutations in the near future.

Is Seeking Discomfort going to be difficult with the current state of the world?

For me personally, as someone who’s chasing a career as a digital nomad this is really bad. I’ll keep taking my vaccines, even though I might not believe in them helping as much as we might think. Anything I can do to be able to travel and chase down my dream of working remotely.

That was the longest wrap up I’ve ever done but it’s a really important issue to talk about and reflect upon as it affects us all – wether we like it or not.

Let me know below if you agree with me and tell me about the situation in your country.

Please take care of each other and Merry Christmas to all,
Rasmus Bak

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