It’s the crowding that makes these epidemics appear more often now than they did in the past. The (it wasn’t) Spanish flu built its power in the trenches of World War One. Since then, the world’s population has exploded. We are a crowded planet. I sometimes wonder if these plagues aren’t Earth’s objection to our abuse. After 50 million people died from the flu, the world was different than it had been before. How could it not be? An entire generation of men was gone. And by the time they reappeared, there was another war to fight.
There were a lot more people on the planet until the Black Plague killed off a lot more than half of them. After the plague receded, the world was a new place. Society was different.
I’m pretty sure that most people think that after this siege, things will go back to “the way things were.” Whatever that means. How were things and why would we want to go back to them?
I don’t think when the pandemic recedes we will be living in the same world. The world is going to change. I don’t know how and I don’t know if I’ll be around to see much of it, but it won’t be the same. It never is. Our “leaders” will try to make it be however they see the past, but it won’t work. It will be a new world.
Do you think American’s will still object to universal medical care? Or will everybody just return to their jobs … if they still have jobs? If the companies they worked for still exist and if the industry is alive.