China and Hong Kong are about to face a second wave. Their lockdowns ended just a few weeks ago. Please, let this be a lesson to you.
When lockdowns end, you are going to want to go to the club, or to a party. You might want to rush to the beach or take that group camping trip with your friends you have been swearing you would take for the past 5 years.
Don’t. Here’s why…
When lockdowns end, it does not mean the end of Corona Virus. It means that it is safe to go outside. That does not mean life as we know it has resumed and all is good in the world.
While I understand the want for the little things (like a cup of Starbucks’ coffee or a gin & tonic from one of the local bars), it is going to be how we handle ourselves AFTER quarantine that dictates when we can return to life as normal. If we all go to the club and party like nothing happened, then we are begging for another outbreak and a return to lockdown.
So, while I understand that it will be difficult, for a few weeks avoid large crowds, avoid going out a lot, and, most importantly, wear facemasks, wear gloves, and WASH YOUR HANDS!