I’m not really an anxious person. I’m not a paragon of calmness, far from it, but anxiety has never really been something affecting me much. Things started to change with the pandemic. There’ve been a lot of ups and downs related to it, but right now, when I see that infection numbers have been stable - at their historical highest - for three months now, I’m not feeling too great about it. Especially, when it seems that classes will remain face-to-face for now. Especially, when on Friday afternoon, I had eight or nine students who were absent (spread over two classes), four of them have already contacted me and their absences are Covid-related (positive or close contact).

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