Assuming covid can’t go on forever, what will the springback look like?
Part of me thinks we will see an almost bacchanalian orgy. Another part of me thinks it will never end, and (for example) public masking will become a permanent feature.
I was talking with John the other day, and shared my grimmest thought: I worry that would-be demagogues have taken note of how easily the culture was sent into a state of panic, and how once in that state, there were no limits on what the public would accept regarding measures to protect them from the monster.
This goes to the Weinstein “genetic programming” model. It may be that there are no limits to the horrors that are coming.