During the holidays, we have celebrated Christmas and New Year just like the old times. We enjoyed it because we felt the pandemic is over. But as we prepare ourselves to go back to normal, we were hit with a new covid-19 surge due to the Omicron variant. Being in the same situation in the last two years will be devastating experience for us especially to our mental health.
Despite the negativities, here are 4 reasons to feel optimistic about 2022 according to Doctors Nova Scotia:
We know what to do
The sudden surge in our province is scary but we know the protocols and we know that they work. We just need to continue wearing masks, sticking to our household bubble, keeping distance, staying home when we’re unwell and being kind to each other.
People are getting vaccinated
Nova Scotia has one of the highest vaccination rates in Canada, with 90% of folks having at least one or more doses (83% have two doses). But as we’ve seen with recent outbreaks, we need everyone to do their part to keep our communities safe and our fragile health-care system running.
People continue to help others
All health-care professionals, even the retired ones, are working extra hours to vaccinate, test, and protect Nova Scotians.
This includes Nova Scotians who have volunteered at our province’s pop-up rapid testing clinics and heeded the call to assemble thousands of rapid test kits for distribution at schools and libraries.
You can lend a hand, too
Dr. Lisa, infectious disease physician, led Nova Scotia’s Test-to-Protect initiative. The group is always seeking volunteers to staff clinics and to help assemble test kits.
Aside from following the protocols to help lessen the cases you can also donate blood because despite the pandemic, the need for blood for other related health concerns doesn’t stop. You can also donate to a food bank in your area organize clothing for a homeless.
Finding a meaningful way to make a difference in your community can help you get through this tough time.
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