How will coronavirus effect…

  • the recreational drug market? Will cross border drug movement increase and how will production change?
  • dog ownership? Now is a good time to have a dog. From both the human and canine perspectives.
  • people with mental health issues? Being stuck indoors is going to massively alter even the mostly mentally strong.
  • climate change? Will the world start to focus on it more?
  • travel post-virus? Will there be a boom as people take on a carpe diem attitude in the years following coronavirus?
  • the number of children born? Couples don’t have a lot else to do.
  • long term success of school children? Will being essentially home schooled be good or bad for the education and development for this current crop of children?
  • advancement of technology? Will this be the final nail in the coffin of Moore’s law?
  • music, writing and other creative outputs? How much will free time increase them?
  • gym-based exercise? Will outdoor activities like running and cycling experience more than just a short term uptake as some people discover their joys and benefits for the first time?
  • the number of people who start ‘prepping’ and off grid living? At the very least I expect the average homes pantry and freezer size to increase post-virus.
  • conflict around the world? Will more than just a brief pause happen? Will many essentially fizzle out? Or will tensions actually increase?
  • society as a whole when so many elderly are likely to die? What will we lose?
  • future preparedness? Will this be treated as a dress rehearsal for potentially more devestating pandemics in the future or will it be treated as more of a final test unlikely to happen again this century?
  • minimum wage? Will ‘unskilled’ labour be more highly valued and appreciated going forward?
  • journalism? Will their perceived value in society increase due to the large coronavirus-based output and more people reading their (digital only) work?
  • air travel? Is this the end of budget airlines? Will airports and airlines be nationalised?
  • the quality of roads? Will governments take advantage of the lack of cars on the road and rebuild and update major motorways?
  • alchohol consumption? And how many new alcoholics will be created by citizens having no work, more anxiety and little else to do? As well as the chance for nightly drinking to become a habit.
  • dating and sex? Are new relationships totally on hold, or will pen-pal and video dating take over? Will single people desperate for sex help spread coronavirus? Will goverments ban one-night stands?
  • sleep patterns? With less work to wake up for will people become more in tune with their natural circadian rhythm?
  • the price of oil? How low will the per-barrel cost go?
  • divorces? Will they increase by as much as I expect?
  • will siblings grow closer or further apart?
  • traditional broadcast television? Will every channel just air reruns as they can no longer make new programming?
  • christmas? How many less presents will be under the tree at the end of 2020?
  • endangered animals? Will their numbers start to recover? Or as those who protect them disappear into their homes will poachers risk coronavirus infection for financial reward?
  • the restaurant industry? How many can actually wait out the financial storm?
  • sport? Will this just be a year unrecorded in sports history?
  • doctors and nurses long term? With so many potentially dying will there be a massive shortage over the next decade?
  • food consumption? Will it force the move to less intensive farming? How will vegans and meat eaters be effected differently?
  • the price of chickens? If eggs are hard to come by in supermarkets will people start selling their back garden chickens for thousands of pounds?
  • the flu long-term? Will peoples potentially better hygiene habits stop the flu being as dangerous as it once was?
  • remote working? Will it bring about a great change to the average office workplace?
  • the ability for women to get abortions?
  • air quality? Will the lack of cars make a massive long term difference?
  • gardens? With so much time on their hands will people decend upon their gardens for fresh air and start to pamper them into beautiful oblivion? Or will they become essential food growing areas and become like allotments?
  • drone deliveries? Will it finally become more than just a publicity stunt and actually be a viable delivery option?
  • domestic abuse? Many sufferers are now stuck in their homes with their abusers with no where to go.
  • economies world wide? Are we entering a decade long depression? How can poorer countries survive when they can’t borrow from other wealthier countries who have taken on massive debts themselves?
  • civil unrest? Will the national lockdowns go on so long that one day the public will have enough, spill onto the streets, and riot?

I have a lot of questions. But sadly not a lot of answers. We will just have to wait and see…



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