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The world when this is over

  • 21-08-2020 9:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,762 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    Today the WHO suggested this pandemic will end in 2 years.
    Is how the world works now changed forever or will behaviours revert to old norms when a cure is found?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 455 ✭✭ Parabellum9


    Gael23 wrote: »
    Today the WHO suggested this pandemic will end in 2 years.
    Is how the world works now changed forever or will behaviours revert to old norms when a cure is found?

    Life will go back to normal, Anto will still be shuffling around the streets looking for a spare 2 youro. As much as we get annoyed with day to day life and living, I’d rather have our normal back than this “new normal” bull****.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭ xhomelezz


    Gael23 wrote: »
    Today the WHO suggested this pandemic will end in 2 years.
    Is how the world works now changed forever or will behaviours revert to old norms when a cure is found?

    There might be some lessons learned, but honestly I doubt it. The minute this **** is resolved, all will go the same arse road, more freedom moaners etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭ Quantum Erasure


    Things will be the same as before, only worse


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,894 ✭✭✭ Deeper Blue


    Gael23 wrote: »
    Today the WHO suggested this pandemic will end in 2 years.
    Is how the world works now changed forever or will behaviours revert to old norms when a cure is found?

    Things will be exactly the same as they were before, you'd swear the way some people are talking that we won't have gigs or sport ever again


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭ Tig98


    I guess there will be a lot of public hesitation about another virus spreading rapidly

    I for one would like to keep wearing face coverings on public transport. Especially if it goes back to sardines....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,959 ✭✭✭ ceadaoin.


    Gael23 wrote: »
    Today the WHO suggested this pandemic will end in 2 years.
    Is how the world works now changed forever or will behaviours revert to old norms when a cure is found?

    There's been pandemics before and there will be after this one. Things will get back to normal like they have every other time. Until we're unlucky enough to get another black death, or worse, type event, the world will go on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ Fuascailteoir


    We still have brexit to go next year . Think this country will look a lot different or at least some parts of the country


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 mountgomery burns


    Tig98 wrote: »
    I guess there will be a lot of public hesitation about another virus spreading rapidly

    I for one would like to keep wearing face coverings on public transport. Especially if it goes back to sardines....

    It's not a bad idea but I reckon it will be stigmatized again and encourage anti social behaviour after a while I'm afraid to say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,689 ✭✭✭ dhaughton99


    I think we’lll all be back to 2007 finances or worse when the other shoe drops.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭ Bit cynical


    I think a lot of us thought that if we hid indoors for a long enough period of time, the virus would get tired of waiting and go away.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,706 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti


    We still have brexit to go next year . Think this country will look a lot different or at least some parts of the country

    Ah thank god. I want brexit back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,543 ✭✭✭ washman3


    Hopefully, those at the helm of the disgraced WHO will be frog-marched before an international criminal court in the Hague and charged with mass murder.
    It would be a huge bonus if their paymasters in the CCP were also held to account but this is unlikely to happen, but never say never.
    Those that elected Dr. Tedros as Director General ahead of an individual with 40 years experience in several countries have blood on their hands.
    Tedros never practiced even as a medical doctor, was a member of a proscribed terrorist organisation, took part in rigged elections in Ethiopia, attempted to appoint the 93 year old Robert Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador' for the WHO, covered up several cholera epidemics in his own country intimidating investigating journalists in the process,received bribes from China while serving as Foreign Minister.
    All of this and he is just one person at the top table of a so-called 'health organisation'.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 552 Gerry Hatrick


    This and hard Brexit is the perfect storm. Angles Ashes here we come.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭ Bit cynical


    I think the consensus may well be that the cure was worse than the disease.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,233 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    It will go back to normal eventually.

    I dread to think what will happen when a dangerous virus does turn up, like a virus that causes the global death rate to surpass the birth rate.

    Not a virus that may or may not have some slight excess mortality, or arguments about died with or of Covid or has a 70% survival rate in nursing homes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,462 ✭✭✭✭ Tell me how


    Aside from the worries about health, the economy,job security and mental health (all very real and relevant concerns) I find it a very interesting time to be experiencing. To see how people have reacted at every level is interesting and I would not have expected it to showcase division in such obvious ways.

    I had hoped for a period that the world would take it as a warning sign of the seriousness of things when unprepared and that this would lead to more sensible governments and policies but I am not so confidence that this will be the case.

    The following is a very stunning image.

    AP20232111894684.jpg?w=1024&h=681&crop=1

    The climate crisis, a contributory factor for devastating wildfires, is still building and while Covid has enforced the belief for many to listen to the science, it unfortunately has also shown that many have no interest in such an approach.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭ zig


    2020 is looking to be the hottest, or at least the 2nd hottest year on record. Once Covid is over and we begin to see the real effects of climate change seep into the Western world, that will cause more disruption that Covid ever could.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,087 ✭✭✭✭ Oranage2


    Look at countries that beat the virus for a long period of time, life went back to normal pretty quick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,233 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    Oranage2 wrote: »
    Look at countries that beat the virus for a long period of time, life went back to normal pretty quick.

    Sweden?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,762 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    Sweden?

    New Zealand is a good example of that.
    I think one permanent change will be remote working and as a consequence reduced loads in public transport .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,233 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    Gael23 wrote: »
    New Zealand is a good example of that.
    I think one permanent change will be remote working and as a consequence reduced loads in public transport .

    They barricaded themselves off from the world to wait for a successful vaccine.

    Sweden are more successful IMO.

    Living with this is more appealing


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,200 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    It will be like that Bill Hicks joke about the cure for aids, ' There'll be fcuking in the streets man.' :)

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭ khalessi


    It will take a bit of time but the world will go back to normal just like it did after SPanish Flu of 1918


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,490 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    We have been so lucky with the low mortality rate from this.

    It's not H5N1.

    At least it's a good preparation for the next pandemic. And there will be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,826 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google


    They barricaded themselves off from the world to wait for a successful vaccine.

    Sweden are more successful IMO.

    Living with this is more appealing

    Vietnam was fully back to normal for over three months. No masks, no social distancing.

    Life will go back to normal everywhere.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,165 timmy_mallet


    It's not a bad idea but I reckon it will be stigmatized again and encourage anti social behaviour after a while I'm afraid to say.

    Wear one if you want, no? If you have a cold or whatever and are planning on using public transport, you definitely should be wearing one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,165 timmy_mallet


    The biggest thing that will change is the greater rise in far right nationalism. The economy globally is on life support. 40% unemployment by the end of these 2 years is not unlikely. There will be no money for public health services, health, education. There will be no jobs. There will be repossessions.

    The impact of WW1 and Spanish flu was Hitler, Mussolini and friends. Right wing nationalism is in charge in the US and UK already, Poland and Hungary the same, the impact of this will fuel it further.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,349 ✭✭✭ jacdaniel2014


    I think the consensus may well be that the cure was worse than the disease.

    This.

    The economy will be left in tatters. Wouldn’t be surprised if tension or even war breaks out in the aftermath.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,888 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    Sweden?

    China


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53816511

    Tested 11m people in a few days.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,888 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    Tig98 wrote: »

    I for one would like to keep wearing face coverings on public transport. Especially if it goes back to sardines....

    If people wore them properly it might be effective but the vast majority of people aren't so it's not that effective.

    The Asian way of wearing a mask if you are unwell is a good idea because they will be worn and used correctly. Mandatory masks are a farce by being worn wrong and taken on and off multiple times.


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