Please stop with this OpenWindow inspired rhetoric. The world is not going to change dramatically after this event. People lived in fear before, and got through it, and returned to much the same life and patterns they had before.We already have been through world wars, a great depression, 2008, and decades under a system of MAD, threat of total nuclear annihilation, and the specter of Soviet Tank Armies sitting waiting to overrun Europe. I’m still waiting for the NWO and the Black Helicopters.
Sure there are going to be changes in our daily lives. We are going to go through a pretty torrid time worldwide in the next 4-5 months, but once the first wave passes, widespread testing and disease surveillance (with local lockdown efforts if needed) will allow many people to return to a life much like they had before (see China).
There will be a hue and cry over patient privacy and data retention related to these efforts. But they will happen as we already know they work, and cheaper than a repeat of country-wide lockdowns for a second wave.
Tourism and business travel will resume, maybe not to the numbers before, but will recover in time.
Billions will pour into epidemiology and related disciplines: first SARS, then MERS, now COVID19. What is coming next? Antivaxxers will hammered down - that utter bs can’t be tolerated any longer.