Life After COVID-19 Crisis

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepRock01 View Post
    You know, when people say that the younger generation doesn't know history I am quite surprised when I have someone of an older generation who would have actually known survivors of the previous major pandemic who fully dismisses something as "just the flu."

    50 million in 1918 at the tail end of WWI dead not because of the war, but because of the flu. 3-6% of the world's population died in that Flu pandemic, more than died in the trenches of the Somme, Verdun, Gallipoli, Masurian Lakes, Belgrade, Jutland, etc. combined. 10 million died in the fires of the first industrialized war, 50 million died right after.

    I have 0 doubt that Covid-19 is not anywhere near as deadly as that one, which killed mostly the young and healthy. However if it is even 10% as deadly we'd still be looking at 5 million worldwide. It likely won't approach that, but the rate of infection is the concern here.

    But don't pull this "HYSTERIA NEVER SEEN BEFORE" malarkey. It was seen before in the modern era AND worse.
    One other big difference is medical care is way better now than it was 100 years ago. As is the ability for people to get information quickly (even though some are still choosing to question the validity). Both of these give us a much better chance today than society had Back in 1918.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    One other big difference is medical care is way better now than it was 100 years ago. As is the ability for people to get information quickly (even though some are still choosing to question the validity). Both of these give us a much better chance today than society had Back in 1918.
    I agree 100% that the odds are better. I also think that because our lives are more interconnected than ever before that people are going to be more willing to flaunt the recommendations.

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    Buffet lines - Will they exist in life after?

    The handshake - No more? What would replace it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Buffet lines - Will they exist in life after?

    The handshake - No more? What would replace it?
    Finger pistols!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Buffet lines - Will they exist in life after?

    The handshake - No more? What would replace it?
    The bow.

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    Can't see something like handshakes and hugs going away. This too shall pass.

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    What things in your life are better because of the virus?

    What things are happening right now that you wish could continue after the virus?

    Is your life and your family's life better in some ways right now?

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    Spending lots of quality time with the dogs since I'm working from home and not vending.

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