Author Topic: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)  (Read 15553 times)

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #1785 on: August 02, 2020, 11:26:06 am »
But it's unrealistic to imagine that people were going to keep up social distancing indefinitely. They won't. People keep using the phrase "the new normal", but this is not "normal" and never will be. This is "the extended abnormal". 

I get the sense abnormality will be extended indefinitely the way we're heading.  It bears mentioning that a strict lockdown of just 3 months duration would be enough to reduce cases to near 0.

A continuous, three-month strategy of strict suppression measures would be the fastest way to end the pandemic, with most countries able to reduce new cases to near zero in this scenario, scientists said.

We're only 6 or 7 months into this and we're perhaps still just in the first inning as one epidemiologist I heard put it.  What was normal has been unalterably changed forever. Time only points in one direction and there are no loopholes. It's like Buffy said to the vampire before slaying it, 'it may feel like it's the old you but it isn't because you're dead'.
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