As we have heard so many times over the last year and a half, these are unprecedented times. We have watched helplessly as the nation struggled to cope with this pandemic.
Our frontliners and healthcare systems are working in overdrive to tend to those who have come in contact with the Covid-19 virus and its multiple variants. With many businesses forced to shutter their doors, the future of many individuals and families have been thrown into a tailspin.
And it cannot be denied that the constant stress of worrying about the health of our loved ones and the long-term separation from them—especially during festive seasons—have taken a toll on our mental health. As Malaysia enters into yet another lockdown with the number of diagnosed Covid-19 cases at an all-time high, it would seem that the age of the pandemic is here to stay.
But there is something we can do as a nation to help pave the way back to life before the pandemic, and that is to get our vaccination shots against Covid-19.
The pandemic has really changed things for all of us. What's really important to me is how it has affected our children. They are away from school and they're missing out on all that interaction.— Syed Sadiq Albar, co-founder of Projek57