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The Covid19 pandemic has definitely hit all of us. It changed our lives in an instant. A lot of lives were lost worldwide and it gave a lot of challenges to our public health, food systems and work. It didn't only affect our lives, but it also affected our economy. Lots of people loose their jobs because of the closure of companies due to health protocols. And a lot are now at risk of falling into extreme poverty, and those undernourished people are bound to increase by 132 million.

People who were infected with the virus have different reactions to the virus. Some recover completely after just a few weeks. But others continue to have symptoms even after their recoveries. These are some of the common signs and symptoms that linger over time:

• Fatigue
• Shortness of breath
• Cough
• Joint pain
• Chest pain
• Memory, concentration or sleep problems
• Muscle pain or headache
• Fast or pounding heartbeat
• Loss of smell or taste
• Depression or anxiety
• Fever
• Dizziness when standing
• Worsened symptoms after physical or mental activities

Much are still unknown about the effects of the virus to us. But research is ongoing. That is why researchers recommend to doctors to closely monitor patients infected with the COVID-19 virus to see how their organs function even after their recovery.

The vaccines definitely gave us a fighting chance to combat the virus, but the damage has been done. Our lives totally changed, though most of us are now trying to live our normal lives, there are still what ifs in some of us. Food shortages in some country are still on going. Malnutrition is also rampant in other countries.

It is time to think well of how we can help out on combating climate change and environmental degradation with ambition and urgency. By doing so, we can protect the health, livelihoods, food security and nutrition of everyone to ensure that our "NEW NORMAL" is a better one. (WHO)