These effects are likely to be felt for quite some time despite hopes that countries may be able to make a speedy recovery. The pandemic is not only putting a strain on medical facilities and public health systems, but it is also being keenly felt in economic, social and political arenas. As a result, many countries are rapidly re-evaluating and adjusting to this “new normal.” The world is not only dealing with the disruption caused by the disease, but also the need to create a new normal—changes in how we live our daily lives.
Limitations in our personal lives that are necessary for maintaining social distancing measures mean many activities in almost every field have been forced online. This has resulted in a new normal in both our working lives and our social interactions. The way we will think and behave under the new normal once the Covid-19 situation has improved can be categorized into three areas:
Although this outbreak has caused a whole host of problems, looking at it from a positive perspective will help us to appreciate that many behaviors under the new normal have been beneficial to our world. For example, many natural parks located under the sea, in jungles and atop mountains, which have been temporarily closed and therefore free from human disruption, have shown rapid recoveries, while PM2.5 pollution has seen a 10-30% reduction globally. These are just some of the ways the pandemic has benefited humans around the world.