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Will the World Ever Go Back to Being Normal

By jennyp / filmsforaction.org
May 19, 2020
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Will the World Ever Go Back to Being Normal

It's tempting to wonder when things will return to normal, and as discussed in an article, Covid 19 has messed up life. This has led many of us to think about normality and, as we all know, it has put us in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Second World War. Indeed, there is a lot of uncertainty about the long-term impact of this crisis on the global economy and society. 

In any case, the old norm is that our health system and our government are unwilling to deal with things like Covid 19. Forget the places, because I doubt that the new normal will look like our old one. Indeed, if we are prepared for a global pandemic like this, it will be largely like the old normal. 

Once we see how easily a tiny virus can sneak into our lives and kill indiscriminately, few will feel comfortable sitting so close. The days of lighthearted social interaction will never quite return. 

People will go back to work even if they don't go out to eat, go to the cinema or something. If all goes well, we might get out of the hospital and see normal again, but it seems unlikely, at least not in the short term, if at all.

Let us assume that we can somehow get the virus under control in the next 10-14 weeks. Maybe more people are inherently immune than we think, maybe we are heading for a warmer period, and the temperature affects the spread. 

Regardless, let us say that the US looks as it did before, although the speed of change downward seems to have stopped in recent days. After months of isolation, more and more people are talking about reopening the country and returning to normality, especially this summer. 

We haven't had that time since 2009 and we certainly don't have it now, but is there a point at which things could just go back to how they used to be? For Ed Yong, science writer for the Atlantic, the big question is what normality will look like. 

The climate is so dire that it goes without saying that it will always remain a long-term priority, but there is no point in getting the world economy back on its feet if we do not return to normal, because once we have done that, we cannot step back. So we are locked up and let it all go Well, let it go, like a coronavirus, and all goes well. 

Dr Nouri hinted that the lockdown was likely to continue for months, and that a slow and steady return to normal life could take a long time. We will not live as we did before the pandemic, he said, but we will return, albeit more slowly and steadily than before. 

Measures to combat Covid 19 will be hard to reverse, but that doesn't mean the deadly coronavirus is gone. In the US and around the world, gradual moves to lift lockdown restrictions have already begun, and this could significantly change the way our world is run. 

In the USA, 79,000 people have already died of COVID-19 disease, and the number is on the rise. We know that life will be different when cities and states reopen as local leaders try to boost the economy while trying to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections. 

In the current COVID 19 pandemic, we can see that the eastern countries are responding more quickly to the pandemic than most western countries, although they have had a long time to prepare for it. When we count down the days until I can go to a stadium, hug my friends, throw a party and get on a plane home, we remember that the restrictions have been eased, but there is still much we don't know. 

During a crisis, it is always tempting to think in terms of a return to normality, but normality has already become quite problematic. Increasing the values that make the world a better, safer and healthier place for all. 

It will therefore be important to bring people together to develop scenarios for a possible future. In the coming crisis, we will be able to talk about the kind of world we want to live in, and we must make it clear that we are the ones who respect privacy. Sources: 2, 3

Recent years have shown that so many problems in our society are caused by individuals who can amass incomprehensible private wealth which, if used altruistically, could, in fact, alleviate the suffering and concerns of millions of people overnight. If we have a more resilient society and its prosperity is harnessed, it is obvious what needs to be done: expropriate it. Instead of jetting people into luxurious doomsday bunkers and sending them to "work" to make ends meet, or forgetting the Covid 19 test because ordinary people can't, they should sing the idea of a bucolic getaway. 

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