So today the government announced the lockdown has been extended. Boris Johnson is still recuperating at Chequers after he fell ill with COVID-19 and ended up in Intensive Care. The unknown is still a major worry. I’m coming to the end of my undergraduate degree and I feel somewhat let down by the government. No mention has been made of us students, especially final years, and what will happen. We are expected to carry on and adjust. Sometimes that can’t happen and I feel for the people struggling. University is mentally and physically draining on any normal day, let alone when you’re cooped up indoors with a family that don’t particularly understand the need for study – or maybe that’s just my situation? Anyway, we officially have ‘at least’ 3 more weeks of this – see what I mean by the unknown, I wouldn’t say the term ‘at least’ is encouraging. I’m writing this on a Thursday, which has become the day for NHS workers, every week at 8pm we stand on our doorsteps and clap for our heroes. Part of me thinks they deserve much more i.e a government which will actually fund them properly. What’s a clap going to achieve in a time of crisis? Anyhow spirits seem to be up, people are coming together in a way that I would expect we would in a time of major conflict. I’ve kept the letter we got sent from 10 Downing Street and I’ve bought a newspaper to show my kids one day. I study history for a reason. I never thought I’d be living through a major event in it.
[Record Covid19–10] Swindon, Student, Female, 22