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Surviving the pandemic and creating new norms: our pandemic story

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Surviving the pandemic and creating new norms: our pandemic story

Rhyan A. Hitalla
19 October 2021

It was at the end of 2019 when we first heard about the SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 virus in the news, but we were not worried. Then, we thought of COVID-19 as an ordinary flu virus, which we experience from time-to-time, with the usual cough and colds. Thinking that it will never reach us we are not cautious about it… yet. It was January 2020 when the first infected person was reported in our hospital, there were precautions and initial protocols established but the whole idea of a highly infectious and deadly virus was still unclear to most, and then the case count began to rise steadily and rapidly.

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