Humanity used to face economic, financial crises in its development. This crisis marked other priorities. Social and medical problems came to the fore.
As we sit at home. Watching TV or hanging out on the Internet. Everywhere: coronavirus, COVID-19, epidemic, pandemic…
When we go outside, we look around anxiously. You have to keep a distance of two meters. A mask on his face and gloves on his hands. And inside I was afraid I wouldn’t catch this contagion. There’s a family and children at home.
The coronavirus has changed our consciousness and behavior. Medical scientists believe that it won’t go anywhere, but will stay hovering between us. We have to live with it.
Questions arise: Will we continue to shun each other after the end of self-isolation? How are we going to get out of this state? What will the post-coronavirus world be like from a societal perspective?
Billionaire Bill Gates, for example, has this prediction: we won’t be back to normal in a year or two, even with sophisticated testing and tracking systems that can quickly identify pockets of infection.
People have lost trust in each other. Fear of getting the coronavirus has changed the way we think about physical contact. The fact that there are many asymptomatic carriers of the virus among us who are a great danger to others has also contributed to this.
Therefore, we will probably start trusting each other after an effective vaccine is created and reliable methods of treating this unpredictable disease are perfected in practice.
It is positive that different countries share information about COVID-19, because we have a common problem.
And when the pandemic finally subsides, we will have the difficult work of overcoming its consequences and building the future – of restoring trust between us, of understanding that inner closeness is much more valuable than external contacts.
But as physician Boris Krutier, author of several collections of aphorisms, said: “The future comes much faster if you go towards it.