Who could have imagined the health impacts, let alone the economic ones, of a virtual lock down of modern day society? As if the catastrophe of the 2019/2020 bushfires were not hard enough for parts of Australia to deal with, now we are dealing with the aftermath of 74 deaths (current as of 22/4/20) and a hit to the economic foundations of this country not equalled for generations.
As Queen Elizabeth II described, we are ‘resilient’ people, and I am sure we will bounce back from this, but how long will it take? For us, who were (touch wood) affected a lot less than the rest of the world, it may not be such a long upward climb, but how resilient is America, or Italy? It surely will take some time to get back to what all of our normal looks like.
So what have been the positives that have come out of the Corona crisis? Dolphins swimming up canals in Venice, nope that proved to be a fake, but what an idea! Some of the real benefits that have come out of the Pandemic, howeverdo include improvements in air quality.[Read more…]