Surviving the pandemic is an imperative. It is not something that is merely optional. But how is surviving the pandemic and maintaining a stability possible? The pandemic places restrictions on our movements. It is the driving reason for financial collapse in major markets. In short, it has changed lives.
How much it affects you may depend on where you are located. In the United States there is a request that restaurants and bars close, except for take out food. Cinemas are closed. And sports are halted. Conventions and large meetings are being cancelled.
People are requested to limit gatherings to ten or less people. This restriction impacts planned events, with major gatherings being cancelled, some with the hope of rescheduling at a later date. This limitation also affects planed weddings. Club meetings are cancelled. Even churches are closed. The Archbishop of New Orleans gave a dispensation to allow Catholics the option to not attend Sunday Mass. Then, he ordered the cessation of all public Masses, Stations of the Cross, and even Confessions. In this highly Catholic area parishes raise money during Lent by selling fried fish plates. Not this year. People are not eating in, so the comradery is lost.
Schools were closed with just the weekend notice for parents to find alternative care for their children should they have to report to work. But many have no work to which to report.
Doctors are cancelling visits for checkups. Even my eye doctor cancelled a visit I had scheduled for over a week from now. Dentists are being restricted to necessary work only, so having teeth cleaned is not happening.