How to survive during the pandemic in Canada?
The COVID-19 pandemic that has elapsed throughout 2020 has filled us with challenges that the international students and the entire population worldwide has had to face. As time passes and the virus persists in the world, many Canadians ask themselves the question: How to survive during the pandemic in Canada?
Confinement and the health measures that must be followed according to the recommendations issued by the World Health Organization have become our day to day and it seems that they will last for a while longer. In this sense, Canadians must prepare to survive and lead a relatively normal life during this Pandemic.
What has been the impact of the pandemic in Canada?
Despite handling high numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19, when comparing the numbers with countries such as the United States and main European countries, doctors recognize the effort that the state has made and the health measures taken to mitigate the situation and achieve a much smaller impact than that observed in the countries mentioned.
Economic aid from the Canadian government, clear communication offered to the population in a timely and accurate manner, restrictions on social events and other activities, along with the rest of the measures adopted since the beginning of March, have notably helped to that the country has been able to advance positively during the crisis that the pandemic represents.
Recommendations to follow to lead a life in Canada during the Pandemic
Public Health officials in Canada have told the population that the impact of the virus will continue to manifest itself for months. Like the announcements issued by the World Health Organization, the possibility of returning to normality and “defeating” COVID-19 would be with the creation of a vaccine and subsequent application to the population. In the meantime, it remains to follow these recommendations:
- Limit oneself to participating in activities and events that are neither emergency nor obligatory, attending only in cases of strict emergency and with due protection.
- Don´t stay for a long time in spaces where there is little air circulation.
- For the international students, classes will likely continue online for a considerable time. In the case of resuming face-to-face classes, high-risk people such as diabetics, hypertensive people, asthmatics, should ask the educational institution the option of holding online classes for them.
- In the case of parents who have young children at home, trust in the ability of young children to entertain themselves. Fortunately, children have enormous imaginations and creativity, with simple things they can play and be distracted for a long time without overloading them with homework and school activities.
Soon we will defeat this Pandemic
For international students, Canadians, as well as the rest of the world’s population, are uncertain about the future regarding COVID-19. It´s not known for sure how long it will last and how many more people will have to get it.
Meanwhile, the important thing is to learn to survive the pandemic in Canada and act in a conscious way to contribute as citizens our grain of sand to contribute in such a way that its consequences are minimal.