When COVID-19 emerged over two years ago, it changed the world as we know it. But, though some feel the worst of the pandemic has finally passed, others still cannot fully recover from the effects of it.

For the last two years, the virus COVID-19 has dictacted most of our lives. From the country first going into lockdown in March 2020 to the travel regulations in place across the world, there have been many restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the virus. And yet, despite numerous lockdowns put in place by the government, they have now decided to lift all regulations and return to normalcy. But what exactly do people think of this decision?

For some, lockdown was a relaxing time, taking some much needed time off work and relaxing with who they were living with in the sun. But, for others, it was a harrowing time, where trips to the shops could prove deadly. Much of what was said in relation to the virus also caused panic among those who might have otherwise ignored it, causing stress to many. Even afer lockdown finished, there were still many rules and regulations in place to stop the spread and prevent overcrowding in hospitals. Masks were still mandatory and many places kept the six feet apart rule. 

But now, as we reach over two years since the pandemic first began, the rules are being removed. There has been a push to go back to how we were before, to what was once normal. This has caused outrage among many who believe the virus will never go away and that we should still do what we can about it for as long as possible. Many people are high risk and this attitude to forget the virus ever happened is dangerous for them, as it can result in people socialising without knowing whether they are positive for the virus and spreading to it to lots of people at once. 

Whilst the govenment may have declared it so, the pandemic is far from over and those of us who can should be mindful of those at high risk and do what we can to protect them.