I am currently quite worried about the possible long-term effects of Covid-19. Especially because there's a high I'll be exposed to the virus and the mutations repeatedly at work. No one knows what that might mean for your health and immune system over the next year or decade.
I worry my heart might have been damaged from the inflammation. I'll wait a couple of days, if the worry is still there, I'll contact my doctor and if possible have some basic tests done.
I feel like I oscillate between thinking everything is alright, that I made it through my infection with antibodies that will protect me till I can get the vaccine, and then worrying about dying in my sleep.
At work, I very often feel expendable. It's not something specific that anyone says or does. It's just a lot of small things and the feeling that people are tired of Covid-19 and therefore don't have to follow the guidelines. We are all fucking tired. No one likes this situation. I wish I no longer had a job because there was no more rogue virus to be found. I am personally tired of the people who say it's not a big deal. We (Denmark) have ~30 people who die every day with Covid-19. They are people who deserve respect as human beings. Fuck you, if you say it's just like the flu (also, you haven't actually had the flu if you classify it as no big deal).
I'm tired and I want to go to bed a cry a little. But I will write my story! It might make me feel better.
The Space Race
5…4…3…2…1…0 and LIFTOFF!
That is how it has sounded for just over a century when a new rocket has been sent towards the edge of our planet or even further.
We, the human race, have conquered the origin planet and its satellite. We have spread to our nearest neighbor planet, Mars. We have communicated with our own probes at the edge of our Solar system.
What started out as short missions to survive in space, first in space capsules, later on, the various space stations, lead to crewed missions to Mars. We did that, not without issues, but we did it. We have conquered space!
Today is the day we will begin the mission into interstellar space. With a crew of 170 carefully selected individuals, the human race will become the first known living beings to create an arc with a course set for another planet system.
It is an ambitious project, but we have prepared for decades. We are ready. Some of the people on board have never set foot on Earth. They are children of Mars or the Moon. Now their children will be of deep space.
Please join me in the countdown as the Evermore spacecraft leaves Mars with course set for Kapteyn. Remember, the goal is not the mission, the mission is the goal.
Okay, it’s time!
5…4…3…2…1…0 and LIFTOFF!