Pandemic gave us new wordsRecent worldwide pandemic made us limited to our homes. We could not go to work. Participation in marriages, funeral rituals and all other such occasional gatherings set to a limited number of people. Most of the people kept themselves busy on social media. 2020 was full of ups and down and it can't be forgotten by the people who are alive on this planet. It taught us to live under unprecedented circumstances. It taught us that we can't fight against divine calamities despite all our scientific progress, knowledge and achievements. Politics, economy, health, society all were deeply touched by this pandemic. Interestingly, during this long period, several new terms came into existence and they became popular worldwide, like:
Lockdown: Almost all the countries declared lockdown to break the series of spreading the virus. It was the curfew-like situation in which all establishments put on standstill. Nobody could come out of homes unnecessarily.
Mask: Everybody was asked to cover the mouth and nose with a mask.
Social distancing: We couldn't come closer to each other. Hugging, shaking hands, sitting together became taboo.
Blurs-day: It became difficult to live in a home without going out. People began to forget the date and day.
Circuit breaker: This term was revived when the share market was collapsed
Quartine and Isolation: These terms were used to keep the infected patients at a separate place.
Contact tracing: It was used to know how many people came in contact with a corona patient.
Online classes: All schools/colleges were closed, so online classes were conducted.
Work from home: To run the business establishments WFH for employees was started.
PPE kit: Doctors and other health workers used to wear it.
Workation: Companies allowed employees to work from a resort and hotel while staying in any tourist place.
Zoom: It was used on large scale to keep in touch with each other online.
Elbow-bump: Friends started shaking elbows instead of hands when they met.
Doom scrolling: Media was giving continue-hike up- death toll news which made people scared.
Virtual Happy Hour: Friends would meet online at a fixed time and enjoyed their online party in which they would drink while watching and talking to each other.
Super spreader: All events where people gathered in large number caused the spread of the virus.
Covidiots: Those who neglected precautions to protect from the virus were given this name.
Corona warriors: Those who worked to fight coronavirus were called as warriors.