In this update, we thought we would do quick snippets on different topics we are certain will come up when we are in the US this summer.
1. Living with COVID-19
Since lockdown restrictions ended last summer, we tested for COVID twice weekly so we could self-isolate if necessary. Two weeks ago, the public health system stopped providing free tests. We can no longer test regularly unless we pay for a test. Cases continue to soar, but we’re finally learning to live with the virus. We hear that free tests were never available in the US. What else was different between the two nations' lockdowns?
2. It costs how much?
The cost of living is going up as one side effect of the pandemic and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. I’m sure those in the US have also felt the pinch as gas prices soar to record highs. The cost of food and other amenities has also gone up for us. As a point of reference, it now costs $7.64 for a gallon of gas.