Various sectors have been pushing hard for a re-opening of businesses and enterprises that went to ground in the face of the Vile Virus and it appears that our leaders, decision-makers are headed in that direction.
Our question to you today would be: When? And if the doors are thrown open again and we are finally allowed to mingle, what precautions should be taken to prevent another mass-casualty medical event?
Because this thing, in case you haven’t noticed, has shaken us to the very core.
Some of us, perhaps more stand-offish than others and believers in Mister Murphy’s Law, may have prepared themselves for this eventuality some had predicted and to some degree saw coming – better than others.
That’s little consolation as state and local officials struggle to come up with the grim tally of those we have lost, businesses move to adapt to a proven new threat, and governments rattled by a lack of preparedness are handed the Butcher’s Bill for failing to heed the warnings.
While many have enjoyed having their children with them during these relatively short weeks, there is a call to re-open the schools and day care centers and educators are working to find a safe model that works for all. No easy task.
And, of course, business owners with enough resources to ride out this month-long cessation of operations are eager to get the cash registers ringing again. Record numbers of people are out of work, many businesses are shuttered and may not come back, and those able to ride things out are working on how to conduct business in future.
What do you think the New American Landscape will look like after we are allowed to socialize, go out to see a movie or grab a meal in a restaurant again? We know many felt this “pandemic thing” was overblown, some say a conspiracy to – we’re not sure exactly what – and some of those people paid for that belief with their lives.
We’re asking you, The Survivors who managed to keep body, soul, and family together during these few weeks, to play futurist.
What’s ahead for us? Will we take lessons learned during the most extreme medical emergency to rattle the world since 1918 and plan ahead for next time? Or will we discard the lessons of 2020 and fall into our old, familiar habits?
You tell us.