A Covid-19 Reality: What Will The World be Like in 2023?
10 July 2020 | Life-Style
Melbourne is back in lock-down and Covid-19 numbers are rising dramatically in Victoria. The pariah state. Other “healthy”states trap shut their borders and carefully managing the flow of freight, Aussies returning from overseas and quarantine while tentatively opening up their lives. Melbourne mid winter is mostly grey and moody and on the nightly news we glimpse Queenslanders beach-side in sunshine. Like kids in the school yard staring through the fence at freedom.
It seems endless and I have a nagging feeling that while isolation feels like we have conquered the beast, it’s a illusion. As soon as we engage with each other- whether locally or globally, we’ll be fighting outbreaks of Covid-19. Life has become a numbers game until a vaccine is found. Even when a vaccine is found there will be a global competition between the most powerful nations to access enough supplies and to control supply lines. Less powerful nations will need to rely on humanitarianism to secure their place in the queue. But I’m not an expert so this week I researched some of the future scenarios developed by experts. My questions focused on Where is this all headed? What does a post-covid world look like?