Liz Baker, aged 80
Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?
Yes . I don't think we realised the scale of it at the start
Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?
Air and droplet spread and precautions not taken very seriously by some
When do you think it will be over ?
Hopefully by Autumn but .....
How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?
Mixed. The vaccines are a great achievement but everything too late or too soon !
What lessons do you think we can learn ?
Govt. needs to be more decisive, consistent and stronger
What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?
Stagnation, boredom and mental lethargy.
What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?
Support from family and friends. Worst - 3rd lockdown in the winter and stronger restrictions on meeting outside
What has helped you keep you going ?
Continual comfort and contact with friends - and my 80th birthday celebration !
Who are your heroes in all this ?
Apart from NHS, any public workers keeping everything going by carry on working in all essential areas.
Any other comments ?
Roll on Spring !