Clearly, the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus has changed lives everywhere, making “social distancing” and working remotely now standard ways of life for many people. Having experienced the effects of the virus firsthand, following a recent West Coast trip to a family memorial service, I can attest that it is not to be taken lightly. Symptoms such as nausea, fatigue can stay with you after the first week of illness from the disease, and wear you down physically and emotionally. The world has been hit hard by COVID-19, with many companies having to change how they do business and some firms, such as restaurants, failing because of the inability to have real-time contact with customers.
But humans are a pesky species and not about to be undone by a near microscopic organism. It has been just a year since the coronavirus was identified as a health threat and in that time several vaccines have been developed. Work continues reaching the masses with the vaccine. Until then, those eligible for the vaccine, especially those who are 60 or older or with weakened immune systems, are urged to get their shots. With vaccines and proper precautions, such as social distancing and wearing face masks in public places, the coronavirus can be overcome.
Having experienced COVID-19 following my family event a week prior to my schedule vaccine shot, I know what it can do, and it is not pleasant. My wife who is a cardiac intensive care unit nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, had to be quarantined with me for 10 days even though she’d been vaccinated, probably suffered more than I did with the isolation and stuck with me with no escape. As my friends at BTU said checking up on me, “if you are low energy it might make you like the rest of us”, but this morning I’m happy to report I’m back to 90% power. I also know that, as uncomfortable as the symptoms might be, you can beat the coronavirus by not giving up, by never giving up. That is a competitive nature that is shared by everyone here and an attitude we enjoy sharing with our customers. We think of all customers as partners and friends, and we try to understand their needs especially during difficult times, such as through this pandemic.
The pandemic has changed the way many people work but it has made us at Leger Communications work harder, to help our customers find increased success in 2021 and in the coming years. By helping our customers communicate with their customers, we try to pave the way to increased business despite the pandemic. The Internet is an important part of that communications, and we help our customers to make strong links with their customers, through their web sites, their blogs, and their technical resources. COVID-19 may be a troublesome disease, but humans are pesky and will not go away easily. Including those of us who have felt the effects of the coronavirus, are here to help make the most of 2021 and beyond. And lastly, thank you to all the friends, clients, associates who checked in, sent kind words, were very patient, and sent their best wishes – it felt great to hear from such great friends so often.