Nowadays everyone is getting Covid-19. The latest Omicron outbreak seems to have reached every corner of Sweden, including Uppsala, our students, and the staff at our department. But now it seems to have calmed down a bit. A couple of weeks ago I was on my way to the front door when I got an e-mail from one of my students saying that there was a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the class and that probably several students wouldn’t want to be on-site. So we moved the class online. And then several of the teachers have had Covid-19, either themselves or their family members, and my son’s class also got an outbreak. Luckily (?) I haven’t had it yet, and neither has anyone in our household. How we came to avoid it all when it seems to be all around us is a true mystery. But I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky. Although the symptoms are mild this time around (one week of sneezing and mild fevers), long Covid still exists, and no-one knows how long such symptoms will exist post-recovery.
Let’s hope that the virus has done its round now and decides to calm down for a while, so we could go on and live more normally soon.