Future Coronavirus Lifestyle Changes
Coronavirus Lifestyle Changes
Will the coronavirus (covid-19) actually change our lives forever once the virus is gone? As covid-19 has caused a pandemic with several changes in our daily lives, some of these lifestyle changes may be permanent.
Maybe we will stay more conscientious concerning our health once the virus is gone. Right now we don’t know how many will get sick or how many will die. Since this virus also can lives in animals will it affect our meat supply in the future?
In the U.S. a couple that is intimate stays roughly 20 inches apart, while good friends stay approximately 1 ½ feet to 4 feet apart. Strangers stay from 3 feet to 10 feet apart. In the U.K. acquaintances stay 80cms apart and people that are close stay roughly 50cm apart. Other countries are similar to these two countries.
Protection From a Virus
If people are following the guidelines they are more frequently washing their hands for twenty seconds. In addition, they are not shaking hands with anyone. Will this trend continue when the virus is gone? I think in the future the younger generation may not shake hands at all, even in business.
Will people stop hugging others, except for their family members? Maybe people won’t hug others at a gala event, such as a wedding or some other type of party. Perhaps social distancing will still be important. People may continue to stay farther away from each other.
Life Changes Drastically for Americans
Will we continue to use stronger disinfectant products when cleaning our homes? Cloth bags used at the grocery store should be washed regularly, so will that habit continue? Door knobs on entry doors should be washed with a disinfectant soap. Counter tops should be scrubbed. Gloves should be worn when cleaning.
Will we continue to wash our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and if no soap is available will we use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to wash our hands?
Some other cleaning possibilities:
- Kitchen countertops and other frequently touched surfaces should be disinfected
- Paper bags will not be brought into the house
- Packages that arrive at the door will be opened outside and any packaging material is thrown away
- Using gloves while cleaning house
- Washing all clothes quickly after wearing them
Many of the U.S. population have sold off a lot of their investments and even their retirement funds, probably out of fear as the stock market drops. Will people sell their investments if any other virus appears? Is this drop in the stock market solely based on fear? Would it be better to sit tight and see if the stock market rises when the virus is gone? There are so many things we simply do not know for sure at this time, so it is difficult to predict the future when it comes to investments.
Will we stop using cash and stick to credit cards for all purchases? We already knew money carried germs.
After the virus is gone will we be comfortable when we are dining out? Is a higher class restaurant more trustworthy than a fast food one? Right now we can get fast foods and some restaurant meals by driving through. I don’t see a problem with either one of these options.
Will we be comfortable traveling overseas after this virus is gone? We are in very close contact for a period of time when on planes, so will we be comfortable traveling like we have been in the past?
I think if the person next to you is coughing and blowing their nose you might be uncomfortable even though that person might just have allergies. Maybe we will be more comfortable traveling on vacation by car for a while following this coronavirus ordeal.
If there is some type of outbreak in another country of any disease I think most people would probably not travel to that country except business.
Coronavirus Disease in the U.K.
When you send your child to school would you be more concerned about them catching some disease? Would you pack them a lunch versus letting them eat the cafeteria food?
This article asks numerous questions about the possible behavior of people after the COVID-19 is gone. We have all been affected on a big scale due to this pandemic, and we have learned some new behaviors. Some of the concerns and the new habits we use may continue after the pandemic has subsided. When you go through a stressful time you may tend to rethink things overall and possibly make some lifestyle changes.
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