THE Covid-19 pandemic has abruptly altered life. The government has introduced measures the likes of which were unimaginable barely a few weeks ago. They are larger than any implemented before and keep us away from social life, from extended familial connections, workplaces and more.
These have been accompanied by sanctions and penalties. Generally surveys show that the public approves them. Fear from the fatality figures paraded daily, has clearly influenced this. And the public accepts that the strictures on their life are well intentioned and justified. After all they will expire when the scourge ends.
But there are mixed signals emanating from on high. The prime minister spoke of the need to adjust to a “new normal” – even after the pandemic is “conquered”. Read more