Surviving the Third Wave and Beyond

A third wave was almost inevitable since all "other major pandemics of the 20th century have had multiple waves."

How Your Phone Can Help Keep You Safe 

The pandemic has wildly changed our lives. Many businesses across the world shut down. There was a worldwide layoff, store, office and school closings, virtual classes, shutdown of large gatherings like concerts, conferences, and sports games, and so much more. However, a big difference between our past pandemics and our current crisis is technology. 

Woman in mask looking at mobile phone

There are so many things you can do on your phone

You Have the World at Your Fingertips

While some danger still exists, your phone can give you access to the world! You can still live a normal, comfortable life while staying safe at home.

You can buy groceries and other necessities, watch endless amounts of funny videos, and still connect with your loved ones.

Home delivery on mobile phone

Time to order!

The New Way of Shopping

Online shopping switched from being the most convenient way of shopping to the safest way of shopping. Thanks to many grocery delivery apps, you don’t have to rush to the store whenever you need supplies. You can order at home and safely receive items such as:

  • Rice
  • Meat
  • Water
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Paper Goods
  • Beans & Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Medicine
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Face Masks
  • Much Much More

While you wait for the delivery, watch reruns of your favorite sitcom from any streaming app like Netflix, Hulu, HBO. You also have access to these from your phone!

Craving Human Interaction?

When the days blend into weeks, then into months from staying at home, it’s only natural to crave social interaction. Your phone also gives you access to many connections to not feel alone.

To promote social distancing, people have stayed at home to prevent the transmission of the infectious virus. It caused people to feel trapped, anxious, and a bit lonely.

Woman chatting with doctor on cell phone

Checking in with your doctor

But, our phones act as a liaison to everything and everyone to feel mentally and emotionally prepared. Your friends and family are a phone call away. If you need to speak to a professional, many healthcare providers are going above and beyond to give you that access. Plus, there are apps that make it easy to text or video chat with someone whenever you want to talk.

For example, gyms have live online workouts through Zoom (which is available on the app stores) to promote social distancing. Group chats on Zoom or Skype are one of the easiest ways to get all your friends and family to get together. You can play games, like charades or Pictionary, or celebrate someone's birthday online.

Food images on cell phone

What should I eat today?

Enjoy Your Favorite Restaurant Meals at Home

Some restaurants are open but with strict protocols. The National Restaurant Association ServSafe created a guideline to help businesses reopen, so you can enjoy mimosas on a Sunday Brunch with your favorite people.

If you’re still apprehensive to go back into the real world, many restaurants have partnered with food delivery apps like UberEats, Door Dash, or GrubHub so you can still enjoy delicious meals in the comfort of your own home. This is also a big winner as you can help keep small businesses open while indoor dining is either limited or prohibited in many places. 

If You Do Go Out Be Safe

For the times you need to venture out, always remember to be safe. Wear your mask if you come near people and use plenty of sanitizing wipes and sanitizer after coming into contact with any surfaces others may have touched. Keep a safe distance from others whenever possible and use contactless payments at all times.

Home is a Safe Haven

Staying at home is probably the safest place to be while our world continues to fight against an infectious virus. With your phone, you have access to about every little thing you could possibly want or need while there still remains a threat in the world.