Live in the Time of Coronavirus: Pt 18, What is Return to Normal? Eight Things to Ponder

rush to return to normal

When we return to ‘normal’ what will it look like?

  1. Will we wear a mask and then remember we no longer need it? Will we toss it in the air like seniors tossing their hats in the air at graduation?
  2. Will the anti-vaxxers prolong this epidemic because they don’t want the new vaccine (assuming there is a safe one that works)?
  3. How long will it take us to lose our COVID-19?
  4. Will you have cast what  is probably one of the most important votes in our lifetime? Did you vote in person or by mail?
  5. Are principals or platforms more important to you?
  6. When you can do or go anywhere you want, what will you do?  Where will you go?
  7. What do you miss the most from your old (pre-COVID) life?  What do you want  to do differently?
  8. Are there any COVID lessons you will retain for your new normal?

6 thoughts on “Live in the Time of Coronavirus: Pt 18, What is Return to Normal? Eight Things to Ponder”

  1. Thanks for the heads up, Luisa. We keep having massive summer gatherings by people who think this is a hoax to undermine the election or that maintaining social distance/wearing masks are a personal affront on their rights. Dumb! Dumb! Dumb!.

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  2. That’s a good set of overlapping questions. We all look at the world through the eyes of our own experience and with the overlay of personal hopes and fears, so our answers will be all over the place. Without some sort of edicts or a charismatic leader to funnel us in a common sense of direction, I suspect things will be uncertain for a long time. Personally, I expect to be wearing a mask and social distancing for much of the next year. They are already becoming “normal” habits. I do miss being able to travel, and I look forward to seeing my daughter and my sister again some day. Overall, these months have made me more aware of people around me and of our interdependence — both of which are good things — and much more conscious of how we are affected by social stratification — which is generally NOT a good thing.

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