- Jun 4, 2010
That might be a major change. I never used Zoom before Covid. It will be interesting to see where commercial property values go and how urban centres evolve.Maybe the biggest long term change will be the acceptability of "working from home" and the positive impacts this could have on traffic congestion this coming winter.
I see it more as a prudent human response to a serious external threat, similar to the adaptations in war. Disease-related lockdowns have a long European history:What strikes me about the Lockdown is how easy it was to take away civil liberties in countries with a long history of freedom and democracy. I think this only happened because the virus started in China. Lockdown was the natural authoritarian response, and it worked reasonably well for them. As the virus traveled west, other countries followed suit, but in a less effective way, simply because they could think of no other response than the one the Chinese had pioneered.
With no vaccine or therapeutic drugs available against Covid-19, confinement and quarantine have been the prominent and proven measures taken across the world to contain the pandemic. This scenario,…
Way back in the 14th century, public health officials didn't understand viruses, but they understood the importance of keeping a distance and disinfecting.