Society and the Corona: Because it never will be as it was

It all started so peacefully: people queued well-behaved with 1.5 meters distance on a Sunday morning in the mile-long Baker in line to wait behind the proper m

Society and the Corona: Because it never will be as it was

It all started so peacefully: people queued well-behaved with 1.5 meters distance on a Sunday morning in the mile-long Baker in line to wait behind the proper mask and with a, at least, to perceive the Smile to be patient. Prudent neighbors who went for the older Couple on the sixth floor for weeks shopping, so this is no infection, and had to risk exposing. Grateful residents, the clapped in the evening on the balcony, to show solidarity with the hospital and nursing staff, with Bank tellers and cashiers, who put every day their health at risk, so that life could somehow go on. This was not a war, because everyone had to eat, no one had to fight with weapons. This was an exceptional situation, which was initially accepted by all as such - and also: short term, everything is different.

Johanna Duerr wood

editor in the Department of society FAZ.NET

F. A. Z.

But the exception remained, and became the rule, it is Resignation, followed, followed, also it must be said – low infection numbers in Germany, it is the summer and the feeling of being followed: no one can tell us how it goes. It's just always the way it had once been, never will be again. The on-the-Corona-the time we get back. It is never "normal" again. But how it is then?

The awkwardness, the fainting these feelings can avoid many, except perhaps those who have financially set for life, or their business wouldn't be affected by a recession. Instead of good classified in bakery queues and to wait for an uncertain future, so Corona-deniers, conspiracy theorists and angry, of course. The cities at night, littered of party-goers, distance rules do not seem to apply in a large city Park anyway, and the potential for Aggression seems to be increasing: whether it Be to death, beat the bus driver in France who wanted to leave the passengers without masks a ride. Or the angry customer of a fast-food restaurants in Bremen, the Burger was not up to your expectations – at the end you fought with the employees. Or the countless cashiers and cashier, the reports of verbal abuse by customers.

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 08:19

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