Wake me up, when Corona ends

There will come a day when Covid-19 is no longer a pandemic, when cases are no longer out of control and hospitals aren’t at great risk of overflowing with patients. What’s less clear is how and when that will happen.

„It’s an unpleasant message,“ said Dr. Matthew Hepburn, special adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. „We all want it to be over. But contingency planning for long-term response is absolutely essential.“

Our lives will not return to a prepandemic normal. Instead, the biggest shift in our new normal could be a growing acceptance of protective measures.

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