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Tyler Cowen

What I Will Miss About My Pandemic Existence

In addition to huge social and economic disruptions, Covid-19 has caused many smaller, more personal changes.

At least it’s not crowded.

At least it’s not crowded.

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With vaccines on the way, it’s likely that 2021 will be much better, or at least more normal, than 2020. But a question remains: Which parts of our pandemic existence will we find most difficult to give up?

I’m not talking here about major social trends, such as working more from home, nor do I mean to minimize the suffering and disruption caused by Covid-19, which will reverberate for years if not decades. I’m referring to the habits and routines we developed as individuals.