Covid affected every aspect of our lives. Be it work, school, everyday activities like buying groceries, and even our wardrobes, Covid changed everything. But can you imagine what life would have been like if Covid hit us in 2010 and not 2020? Would the vaccines have been available so quickly? What would we have done if we didn’t have so many online shopping and entertainment options available?
A user asked the forum, “Millennials, how different would your life be if COVID happened in 2010 instead of 2020?”
Here are the top responses.
WE WOULD HAVE TO DO DISCUSSION POSTS
“I was in college, and by 2010 we had websites we used to upload assignments like Moodle and Blackboard. They would have posted their lectures and slides and had us do discussion posts instead of Skype classes.”
THE PRICE OF BITCOIN WOULD BE BETTER
“A little random, but I feel the Bitcoin price would’ve been way higher than its peak.”
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A FINANCIAL NIGHTMARE
“I was too broke not to be working in customer service then. It would have been a nightmare financially. Job market-wise, it would not have been much different.”
I WOULD HAVE FOUND A NURSE’S JOB
“It is the opposite for me. I was jobless, and the pandemic would have given me a job.
There is an excess of nurses here in the Philippines. I had to “volunteer” as a nurse to get enough experience to apply abroad. I was jobless late 2000s and early 2010s. So, I have decided to work in a different field. If the pandemic happened in 2010, I would have been hired as a nurse.”
COVID WOULD HAVE SPIRALLED THE ECONOMY INTO A DEPRESSION
“Older millennial here – the US was just coming out of the great recession. I was working in a data entry position in a relatively newer field. Covid in 2010 would have spiraled the economy into a depression. One we might just be now getting over.”
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DOUBLE TRAGEDY
“That would have been a much worse tragedy. That would have overlapped with swine flu and the Great Recession. I would have been fighting to get hours at my fast-food job, juggling my last semester of college, and my roommates and I were barely making rent as it is.”
I WOULD STILL BE IN TOUCH WITH MY FAMILY
“My entire family got into Qanon/far-right conspiracy theories, and we haven’t spoken in two years, so probably very different.”
I WOULD BE DEAD
“I would have probably died, no lie. I made it through Covid because I had money saved. There was a big turning point in my career that I was able to have good health insurance and the resources not to be crushed by this.”
“In 2010, I was living in my car and living off the Taco Bell value menu and drinking vitamin C packets because I thought it would help me until I could get health insurance.”
I WOULD NOT HAVE MET MY HUSBAND
“My husband and I started dating that year. I don’t think we would have ever gotten together if COVID started then.”
I WOULD NOT HAVE MET THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MY LIFE
“I was a senior in high school about to graduate. It would have put a lot of things on pause, and I probably never would have met some of the most important people in my life.”
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE WILD WEST FOR A YEAR
“The internet would not have been able to handle Zoom yet. Would have been no classes. Would have been the wild west for a year.”
THE WINTER OLYMPICS WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE
“I know the Winter Olympics happened in February of that year, but do you think the games still would have taken place if Covid happened? It was around in January and February (maybe even as early as November).”
I WOULD NOT HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE
“Would have absolutely wrecked the end of my senior year. I wouldn’t have gone to college at all. As unprepared as we were in 2020, it would have been much worse in 2010. Smartphones were way more of a luxury back then.”
MY LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER
“My life would maybe be better, honestly. In 2010 I was doing drugs and drinking with my high school buddies. I was a mess, and I don’t think I got clean till 2013, when I started working and attending college. It’s my area; we all grow up fast here.”
THE WORLD WE KNOW WOULD HAVE ENDED
“The world as we knew it basically would’ve ended, having COVID along with the recession. I think the government response would’ve been better, but the economic and social toll would’ve been catastrophic. What would come out of it, I don’t know. Hopefully, a better situation for everyone, but not guaranteed.”
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