April 28, 2020
Running out of words to describe what’s happening in the world? We’ve got you covered.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a pandemic to be sure. But it’s also a global health crisis of monumental, unimaginable, unfathomable – and even epidemic – proportions.
The times, they are a changin’, but the words we use to describe them are pretty much always the same. If you’re tired of calling them ‘uncertain times’, changing it to ‘times of uncertainty’ won’t get you very far. Try strange, weird and crazy times in conversation, or challenging, tough, trying, troubled, and hard times when writing.
If you’re communicating with others amid COVID-19, don’t forget that you’re also doing it during a pandemic, in the midst of a global health emergency.
If you’re actively monitoring this fluid, ever-changing situation, you’re also closely following it as it develops, in order to see what immediate impact and long-term effect it will have on us – as individuals, citizens, Canadians, and inhabitants of the world.
Remember business as usual? It’s no longer the status quo. Now, we’re talking about ‘business as unusual’ in a new reality and a changing landscape. And we’re all looking forward to getting back on track on the road to recovery, so that we can fully bounce back – or bounce forward.
Whether you’re struggling to face what’s happening, or are coming to terms with what has already happened, rest assured that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s become clear that we will get through this together, we will rise as one, and we will unite in the face of adversity. As we weather the storm and navigate this crisis, just remember that people are here for you – and there for you. Now more than ever.