There hasn’t really been a global conflagration since the Vietnam War that has so affected so many countries around the world, and will so deeply expose in the weeks, months and years ahead the depth and breadth of our own internal divisions. A nation was once defined by a common culture and a common geography. The question now is: which comes first? Do a people form a nation or does the nation forge its own people? As the country begins reopening for business and a return to some semblance of normal living, the question to consider is, “What will our country look like in a post-coronavirus world?”
There are so many unanswered questions. How many people will really start working again, and when? Will people return to large gatherings in crowded restaurants, to standing room only conventions or sold out sporting events? How will healthcare change now that tele-medicine has become widespread thanks to the removal of regulatory roadblocks? How will that affect access to and the cost of health care?