• Question: How have you been during lockdown?

    Asked by KayleighF on 9 Mar 2021.
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      Alessandra Mileo answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      It has been really challenging for us all. We have seen most of all how hard it was on our girl taken off school, missing her friends and her activities and being stuck with us most of the time. It must have been hard on her and on you all. But we did our best to stay positive and it was a great exercise on patience! 🙂

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      Helena Mylise Sorensen answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      I think is has been hard and quite challenging. Right now for me, the hardest thing is not knowing when I’ll be able to see my family again, but I hoping that I might be able to this summer!
      I try and make the best of the time spent at home, and like so many others, I have taken up baking cakes as a new hobby, and have tried loads of recipes I would not have found time to make otherwise. It must have been challenging on you too, not being able to go to school and see friends. Hopefully the vaccinations will soon bring everything back to normal.

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      Hui Wang answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      challenging. the lab work is still going on as it’s essential. but I missed the face-to-face communication as many people prefer not to turn the camera on or the internet isn’t good enough to support it.

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      Jun Lin answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      It has been very difficult for lab-based researchers like me who suffer from restricted lab access. Therefore there isn’t much results coming out from labs. The silver lining is that I can sit down to do more readings.

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      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      Well it has been hard to stay in a lockdown for about a year now. Howeveer i consider myself one of the lucky few, to be able to work and have a stable income during the lockdown. I have tried to focus a lot on self-development and achieve a lot of personal development goals.

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      Beth Macaulay answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      It has definitely been rough! It is frustrating that I cannot get much lab work done, as we don’t have full access to the labs and training. I try to do things to keep myself busy and productive and I try to resist staying on the couch and watching TV all day, but I’m not always successful haha. I just moved to Dublin a few months ago and I feel like I haven’t been able to enjoy living in the city as everything has been closed. Its also hard not seeing my friends for so long, but we write letters to each other and play games together online, and its better than nothing. Hopefully it’ll all be over soon, and we can start going back to normal again.

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      Miray Yasar answered on 11 Mar 2021:

      I have been trying to focus on work, outdoor sport and learning the preparation of some new food from different cultures. All these make me phscologically health, i guess 🙂

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      Siddra Maryam answered on 11 Mar 2021:

      It been tough, I can’t get my experiment done on time, cannot go out side. but good thing is I have more time to spend with my family 😉

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      Alan Diaz answered on 11 Mar 2021:

      It’s been challenging. Communication, work-flow, work-environment, all has changed. Nonetheless, my team has been able to move forward with the work that needed to be done!

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      Peter Megyesi answered on 15 Mar 2021:

      There have been ups and downs but I can’t complain. I think the lockdown affected other people/professions generally more. E.g. even before covid I frequently worked from remote and my daughter is still in créche wich wasn’t closed.
      We couldn’t meet my parents in person for a long time now but hopefully that will change soon…