Even once the restrictions are lifted, our lives are not going to be the same as before the coronavirus. This pandemic is going to affect our lives in many different ways, the question is how? What’s going to change once this is all over?
As a result of this pandemic, it’s likely that some people will become serious germophobes and try to avoid touching “contaminated” surfaces or shaking people’s hands. These phobias can result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors that interact with one another.
While these kinds of phobias are chronic, milder ones can be temporary and short-lived.
It might be too early to tell just how this virus will affect the wedding industry in the long-term. However, Lauren Kay, the executive editor of The Knot, said to NBC News that “when large gatherings are permitted again” she expects weddings will be among the “first events to thrive again.”
“It will definitely take some time to define what ‘normal’ looks like again for events and weddings following the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said. In fact, she spoke about how data from The Knot shows that only 4% of couples have completely canceled their weddings.
Between having office meetings on Zoom and communicating with people through Whatsapp, digital platforms have become the only way for a lot of people to work, exercise, learn and be entertained.
Now, people seem to be more relaxed with screen time hours for themselves and their kids. This is a huge cultural shift from just a couple of months ago. Since it’s changed so much, it doesn’t feel like something that will be disappearing too quickly once this is over.
Another thing people are wondering about is the housing situation: will it be any different after the pandemic is gone? Well, Zillow did a study on housing during previous pandemics and came to a conclusion.
They saw that while home sales would drop dramatically during an outbreak, home prices stayed more or less the same, if not slightly lower. This makes sense since it’s harder for prices to change when there aren’t many transactions. Essentially, pandemics simply put the housing market on pause.
While in quarantine, most of us are forced to work from home. There are definitely those who will race to meet colleagues as soon as quarantine is over. However, there will be those who won’t want to return to the office.
The arrangement of the workplace will be noticed more. Offices will most likely make more of an effort to get their employees back.