Since this started, I have been concerned about the aftermath of this virus. It won’t be like after an atom bomb or even a conventional war but, I don’t believe that life will be the same for a very long time, or even ever again.
I have not heard this discussed at all. I appreciate that it is far too soon to put plans into action but, I can’t help wondering what differences there will be. I hope that most of the changes will be for the good.
I think some changes will be for the good but I also think our economy, and a lot of others, will be in very bad shape. Is this the time to be going ahead with a hard Brexit that will only put more strain on the economy?
Just reading an article by Larry Elliot which says that it is estimated that the U.K.s economy is on course to shrink by 15% in its second quarter. “That is not a recession, it is a collapse surpassing anything in modern times, including the Great Depression”
The world response must be coordinated to deal with this, but with the type of nationalist populist governments springing up , the world has never looked less prepared. This time it isn’t the banks that need bailing out it is the worlds population. Covid19 is both a health and economic crises.
Maybe it will bring an end to the consumerism and conspicuous consumption so obvious recently. Less flying and more use of technology to communicate. What else? It might not be all doom and gloom. We seem to be rediscovering neighbourliness and community support.