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Depressing and bleak future

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Thewheelsonthebus23 Tue 19-May-20 08:39:00

Sorry if these threads are getting boring to some, but I honestly feel like the future looks incredibly bleak and depressing.
This new normal is starting to make me feel really sad. I thought this was only a temporary thing, but the more I hear, the more I feel like this is going to be in place longer term.
My DP thinks schools will be basically back to normal by September (he teaches science in a secondary school) I want to agree with him, but I can’t.
I’m really hoping the virus just burns itself out and we can all have a normal Christmas.
It doesn’t help that my family live 4 hours away and I have no idea when I’ll see them again.
DP has already lost a family member to suicide recently, partly as a result of the lockdown.
And a close friend of mine who lives alone called the Samaritans last week.

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CloudsCanLookLikeSheep Tue 19-May-20 08:44:59

I'm putting my hopes in the American vaccine which is in development. That seems to be more promising than the Oxford one. With production scaled up, vaccines could be available early 2021 so just hold on til then and write off 2020.

Knowing the yanks they'll want ££ for the vaccine and it will all be about money though.

userxx Tue 19-May-20 08:47:30

This isn't the new normal. Can you go and see your friend and have a chat if they are struggling?

Nicedayforawedding Tue 19-May-20 08:52:38

I’m feeling very down this week, it’s the lack of certainty about the future that is so depressing. A vaccine hopefully won’t be far away, our local authority isn’t opening schools in June. I’m not sure about September, we need a real breakthrough.

Oxyiz Tue 19-May-20 09:39:50

It won't last forever. Really, humans are ridiculously resilient. Give it a year or so. I know that sounds like a long time but to me it feels like Christmas was practically yesterday, and it's actually nearing June now. I also feel like its still the early 2000s but thats another problem

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