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Cycling, swimming and good old family holidays are my Covid silver linings

Barbara Scully


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Positives: Reading and spending time with our pets

Positives: Reading and spending time with our pets

Positives: Reading and spending time with our pets

Six months. Six months of this strange, frustrating, frightening, weird, self-contained new world. A world in which we are struggling to discover how best to live with this bloody virus as we wait for a vaccine.

But there are some positives. And in the interests of our collective sanity, it's important to look at the things that have changed for the better during this pandemic.

Before Covid-19, climate change was the big bogeyman in our lives. How many of us bought bamboo toothbrushes, beeswax wraps and paper straws in an attempt to do our bit to save the world? Those little concessions seem laughable now, because it seems to have taken this pandemic to push a lot of us out of our cars and onto our bikes.