Today was the day I had my first jab for the Covid-19 #vaccine and it was the American/German Pfizer version. So far, no side effects… except my schoolboy German keeps popping up in conversations… no, I’m joking, I hope. Anyway, I’ve had the first jab and the second is in three weeks. No side effects, no blood clots and I don’t feel unwell.

However, even after my 2nd jab I doubt all will be normal despite the Cypriot government announcing borders are being opened on 1st April. My lifestyle and all our lives will never be the same again. Covid-19 will, I hope, be like the flu and fade into the background most of the year. Inevitably some poor unfortunate souls will succumb every winter, but hopefully it will never be the same mass killer it currently is.

We will all have to wait and see what transpires and do our bit to at least mitigate the current devastating effects of Covid-19 on the world.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2021

Since I moved from the UK to Cyprus in 2008 I have seen Cyprus face and weather a worldwide money crisis in the very year I moved, a local banking crisis in 2013, losing one of my beloved springer spaniels, breaking seven ribs and finally a pandemic. And with so many other minor difficulties island wide as well as on a personal level that crisis management is a way of life. My book A Pat on His Back tells of my move to Cyprus and how I adjusted to living in an unfamiliar environment. My book series, Living in Cyprus 2013 to 2020 is an ongoing dialogue of what it’s like living in Cyprus and facing these difficulties with a good heart and hopefully with a smile.




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