The New Normal: The Positive Impacts of COVID
There is no denying that the oncoming of the novel Coronavirus has caused much pain and difficulty in the world. For many terrible reasons, this time will not easily be forgotten; but there are some things that have come from this time that give us hope.
People have also responded to this time of great need with helpfulness and community spirit. When the economy first closed, we saw people organize shopping runs for the elderly, and quarantined strangers stand on their separate balconies to create music together. We saw construction companies donate masks and materials to frontline healthcare workers. In many ways, the pandemic produced a human response to a human need, ushering in a new level of connectedness and community. For some, the pandemic has inspired more frequent connection with loved ones, as times of crisis can remind people of the importance of friends and family. Internet technologies have helped bridge the physical gap by helping people stay in touch.