Part 2: COVID-19 and me living the biggest pandemia since 1918
Two weeks ago, EMBL Rome was shut down. Not long after, the whole city followed. This means I cannot leave my home in Monterotondo except for doing groceries or going to the doctor or a pharmacy. Since a couple of days, I cannot even go running. How do I feel about this?
In terms of adapting to ‘smart-working’ from home, I have always liked working in a quiet place. Furthermore, thanks to modern technology, we can continue to be in contact with our colleagues for virtual lab meetings, one-on-one meetings and journal clubs. As Cornelius Gross wrote in his latest post on this blog, for now the general atmosphere among EMBL Rome scientists seems vibrant and creative. It is possible that we will experience frustration or a lack of motivation at some point, but it does not seem to have happened yet. Continue reading “Reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic”