I feel that it’s been blown way out of proportion.
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[Interviewer]

How has Covid-19 impacted your daily life? Like, what are some of the changes that you have experienced?

[Bill]

Well it’s definitely inhibited my freedom of movement in public areas

[Interviewer]

So not being able to like, you know...

[Bill]

I really have no personal- in our family and friend circle I… there is nobody who’s contracted Covid-19 that I’m aware of, so it has impacted the freedom of movement in public areas… and freedom of choice.

[Interviewer]

What did you under-appreciate before Covid and what do you really appreciate now?

[Bill]

Um… Freedom of movement!

[Interviewer]

*laughs*

Yeah.

[Bill]

We’re back to that! Because there has been restrictions put in on this whole thing by political process and medical processes that I- that I totally disagree with. I feel that it’s been blown way out of proportion.

[Interviewer]

Yeah… there has been quite a few people who have said that…um...

[Bill]

You ask, I tell you.

[Interviewer]

How do you think the pandemic will change society?

[Bill]

I’m not sure how that will work out, I mean that’s just speculative if I say something, but I… I think It’s teaching people to be more submissive?

[Interviewer]

Really trying to make sure everyone’s lambs, following whatever they’re told.

[Bill]

It’s… It’s… people… people believe too much of what they see in the news media.

[Interviewer]

Um… How has isolation affected you and how has it affected your relationship with, like,  family and friends?

[Bill]

Um…

Not so much, with family and friends… and we’ve already been through how it affected me with uh… freedom of movement in public domain so.

[Interviewer]

What pre-Covid memory keeps you hopeful and what possible future keeps you going?

[Bill]

Boy, that’s a tough question if you're asking for speculation of the future, um. I hope that this all um… gets resolved or blows over without uh, having too many new waves of Covid happening. Or the speculative reports that there are new waves.

[Interviewer]

Just hoping it all ends pretty soon.

[Bill]

Well I… I think everybody hopes that it’s over soon, yeah.