Sunday, August 2, 2020

Life Post: Birthday in a Pandemic

Unfortunately, this is mostly going to be about coronavirus again. The number of cases we have here has been going up pretty quickly compared to during the rest of the pandemic. Earlier this week, our number of cases over the course of the entire pandemic doubled in the span of two days, and it's been increasing since then.

As I'm writing this, we have 28 cases, which still is hardly anything compared to other places, but considering how it's going in the rest of Japan as well, I'm certain that we'll keep getting more. There are now more new cases before reported than there were during the "first wave."

Tomorrow is also my birthday, and my friend messaged earlier asking if I wanted to do anything for it. Tomorrow I actually have to work, but regardless, I don't think I'm going to be leaving my apartment except for work and to buy food for quite a while at this point. Maybe I should have bought myself a slice of cake or something at the store... Or ice cream, which is much better than cake even if my digestive system doesn't appreciate it. Maybe I will do that tomorrow.

This week I work, but the week after is Obon, which means our school will be closed. So at least I have a full week of social distancing to look forward to when it might be even worse than it is now. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't really worried about everything right now.

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