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The New Normal

2020-11-01 — Michael Haupt

With Covid-19 rates on the rise everywhere, and the German government imposing considerable restrictions starting this coming week, there is again an increased tendency to refer to the situation we're in as the "new normal". I refuse to call it that - it's still exceptional, we're dealing with a situation we have never faced before, and there is nothing normal about it. We're coping, not settling in. A "new normal" will eventually emerge from our experiences during coronian times once we are in control of the pandemic rather than it of us, and that we have a good chance of shaping. This podcast episode sports a bit of musing around this topic.

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