ROBERT AND LYNNE ASSIRATI
Robert and Lynne Assirati (in our 70s)Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?
No, we predicted on the basis of what we had read that there would be a big second wave and a lesser third one.Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?
The nature of pandemics (eg 1919) plus the much greater mobility and international travel.How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?
Given the unpredictability, probably well - difficult to do international comparisons as every country is different (and vary in the accuracy of their data).What lessons do you think we can learn ?
Be better prepared for the next one !What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?
Keeping fit and sane.What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?
Actually a bit flat - a bit like hibernating.
What has helped you keep you going ?
Zooming with family and friends. Will we stop that now ?
All front line workers and the vaccine scientists.
Any other comments ?
Be prepared for variants and an upsurge next winter - hopefully smaller.