CNN has published an article asserting that people need to accept that things are never “getting back to normal” and that mandatory coronavirus restrictions such as wearing face masks will become “permanent”.
In a piece titled ‘There is no getting ‘back to normal,’ experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better’ – CNN international security editor Nick Paton Walsh writes, “Things are most likely never going “back to normal.”
Walsh says that the pre-corona world is now mere nostalgia and that the public needs to “come to terms with it.”
Along with other social distancing measures, Walsh says that the mandatory wearing of masks will become “permanent” and “just part of life.”
In other words, “now we have the power, we’re not giving it back.”
Citing comments by Thomas Davenport, professor of information technology and management at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Walsh says that, “Those who refuse to wear masks may be guilty of normalcy bias, since they perceive this intrusion into lives as a passing fad they don’t need to embrace.”…