We live in an exceptional situation. Economy crippled by Corona crisis, planes no longer flying, hospitals overloaded. Schools and universities are closed, many people are working from home or fear losing their jobs.
This changes our consciousness, but this change remains even after the crisis has passed? I really hope so, because this way the pandemic will change our lives permanently – and in a positive way. We are more solidary, more helpful towards those who belong to the risk group. Nurses are held in higher esteem, and I also smile more often at the cashiers in the supermarket.
This crisis should remind us that we can only function as a society if we stick together. In addition, the whole situation helps us at best also to respect nature again more. We are all outnumbered. It can trigger a crisis with a bit of genetic material in a protein shell – that's all viruses are, strictly speaking. So it can quickly "recover" from us humans.