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Going back to normality

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Rayn Sat 16-May-20 12:07:31

I have friends who really think everything will go back to normal fairly quickly once covid 19 is controlled/eradicated.

As much as I like to think that I just can't see how?

An example is holidays. Surely flight prices will go up as airlines will be trying to recoup losses? Discussions with a friend yesterday and she thought prices would be cheap encouraging people to fly!

Social distancing- I think as a society we will have changed. No hand shakes, less contact with people in general outside our homes. I just can't imagine anyone been happy been on a crammed train- even with coronavirus gone.

Dunno really. Just think there will be a big change in society in general after this. I just can't imagine people can 'move on' from this. It will be in the back of your mind about another future virus.

It can only be a good thing in some ways as may help other viruses to 'die out'
However I am no expert so who knows?

Do you think their will be a mini social revolution or do you think people have short memories and things will just go back to normal?

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Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 16-May-20 12:19:19

I can't speak for anyone else but I'll be going back to normal asap. I think foreign holiday costs will go up and obviously there will be a recession. But I won't be concerned about using public transport or going to the pub (once they open).

FourTeaFallOut Sat 16-May-20 12:22:22

But I won't be concerned about using public transport

Will the number of people on any one bus will be limited to protect the bus drivers?

ChrissieKeller61 Sat 16-May-20 12:23:03

Even people who were living shit miserable lives before all this seem to be desperate for those days to return. It’s baffling

PuppyMonkey Sat 16-May-20 12:26:33

Maybe their lives are even more shit and miserable in lockdown.

EnthusiasmIsDisturbed Sat 16-May-20 12:26:53

It won’t be going back to normal as we have known it as the normal has changed and will most likely be that way for some time

No there won’t be a mini social revolution. We are too comfortable in this country to bother with that. We might have a few rebelling a little bit most of us will comply with the new norms set and life will go on just differently

The way it always does

Sparklingbrook Sat 16-May-20 12:29:17

I am going to proceed with caution. Some of the new habits are ones I would quite like to keep.

Will be giving any sort of airline travel a swerve.

PowerslidePanda Sat 16-May-20 13:47:17

I think you're right about the cost of flights. But I don't think crowding onto public transport will change - photos from the tube earlier this week showed that plenty of people are still prepared to do that right now!

Rayn Sat 16-May-20 15:00:21

I will make some changes and be more 'aware' of big crowds anyway!

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Redolent Sat 16-May-20 15:08:36

Some people will crowd into places as soon as they open, but many will be a lot more cautious. This is why screams of OPEN UP THE ECONOMY are misguided. You’ll have half-empty scenes unless there is widespread consumer confidence.

SpongeCake23 Sat 16-May-20 15:31:56

There’s also an issue with this type of living. People not building up immunity to viruses like they did in the past, if they’re not mixing that is. Same goes for children and even more important in that sense.

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