An Opening

The current narrative seems to be that we’re all totally fed up with the lockdown and we need to get back to normal – not all at once, step by measured step, but now. please! Also, obviously, the economy. And the Bundesliga.

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t all fed up quite yet. Granted, staying at home and keeping away from people are two of my hobbies, and I’m glad for all the small business owners who can’t just switch to home delivery. But it’s hard to keep a measured approach when everybody’s screaming for yet another institution to re-open. Not to mention the fact that the old normal wasn’t all that great anyway. I kind of liked the idea of politicians listening to scientists without consulting industry lobbyists first. Do you remember how frustrating that was in the climate change debates?