In order to get through it we all have to work together better.

[Interviewer]

How has Covid-19 impacted your daily life?

[Ken]

That’s a great question, how it’s impacted my daily life…

I almost feel like they talk about being in a bubble , I almost feel like I’m in a bubble and that is, um… I’m retired, but at the same time I feel that uh, I’m restricted in many of the lovely activities that I used to do with people and so that’s I think one of the major impacts. In other words I’m not able to… to go out and be free and be able to mix with people the way I… The way I love to do.

[Interviewer]

What did you under-appreciate before Covid that you appreciate more now?

[Ken]

That’s another great question.

Probably what I under-appreciated was… was nature and all the natural things that are around us. I kinda took that for granted and so I’m uh, I under-appreciated that and I’m trying to sort of appreciate that more. It’s nature and animals and birds and bugs and everything!

[Interviewer]

How will the pandemic change society once it’s over?

[Ken]

How… can you repeat that?

[Interviewer]

How will the pandemic change society once it’s over?

[Ken]

I think that society um, underappre- I think that society in a sense was  again… under-appreciated the um, the situation in terms of what’s happened and I think that uh, they’re gonna have to be less arrogant. The other thing I think that society probably is learning from this is that in order to get through it we all have to work together better.

[Interviewer]

How did isolation affect you and how has this impacted your relationships with family and friends?

[Ken]

The isolation has not impacted my relationship with my family and friends. In fact it's probably...probably made it better. We are getting we -- when we do get together we make use of the time that we are together. The other thing is that I think the Covid  virus is unpredictable and dangerous and I think that we have to really make sure that we're all protecting each other and not take it for granted... and not be arrogant about it.

[Interviewer]

What Pre- covid memory keeps you hopeful and what possible future keeps you going?

[Ken]

What… say that again.

[Interviewer]

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

[Ken]

Pre-Covid memories that um... pre-Covid memories again, are being with people and I think that that will be the most important thing going forward is that we have to do a better job as a society to work better together and I think that it's all about people and we can't forget that... we're not going to be able to survive without other people in terms of our relationships in terms of our work and so on. So I think that going forward that to me is... must be the most important thing.