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How will coronavirus change the world?

As coronavirus spreads, the possibility that it will have a severe and lasting impact on our world increases. But how will covid-19 impact the different facets of our existence and society? After the coronavirus pandemic is over, will we go back to life as normal? Or will things never be the same?
Economics , Health , Politics , Science , Society

Political effects of coronavirus

As coronavirus spreads, political institutions and actors will inevitably react.

Coronavirus will increase isolationism and nationalism

The spread of coronavirus is demonstrating the failings of globalisation and will lead to a resurgence of isolationism and nationalism. Explore

Coronavirus will start a revolution in China

China's authoritarian regime is facing intense public pressure over their handling of the coronavirus crisis. Explore

Coronavirus will prove the benefits of globalisation

The way in which coronavirus has been quickly combatted is a testament to globalisation’s benefits. Explore

Coronavirus will win Trump the election

Coronavirus will deliver a political boost to Trump, winning him the 2020 Presidential election. Explore

Coronavirus will lose Trump the 2020 election

The response to coronavirus has demonstrated the incompetence of the Trump administration. Explore

Coronavirus will damage public perception of individualism

Countries and cultures that put the collective interest over personal freedom will respond better to Coronavirus Explore

Coronavirus will normalise state involvement across all economies

As large parts of the private sector are largely nationalised in countries like the UK, without controversy, so Free Market regimens will seem outdated. Explore

Environmental effects of coronavirus

In a time of climate crisis, such a widespread event could have a pivotal impact on the environment.

Coronavirus will make climate change worse

Public attention and critical resources are being diverted from the climate crisis to handle the coronavirus outbreak. Explore

Coronavirus will help to mitigate climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions have declined dramatically as the outbreak has reduced travel and industrial activities. Explore

Social effects of coronavirus

On a macro level, coronavirus may have significant social effects.

Coronavirus will cause an influx of fake news

Our information system is not fit for purpose, and a global emergency demonstrates this. Explore

Coronavirus will cause a spike in racism

Coronavirus is causing an increase in distrust of the perceived ‘Other’. Explore

Coronavirus means the end of the social kiss or handshake

Protracted change in the way we greet each other will tilt culture away from the kiss or handshake. Explore

Coronavirus will break our social bonds

Fear of contagion will mean we retreat from other humans, and seek refuge evermore online. Explore

Coronavirus will change hygiene culture

People are learning to wash their hands and cough into their elbows. Explore

Coronavirus will improve perceptions of doctors and scientists

Those at the global frontline of response to coronavirus will rise radically in public estimation. Explore

Economic effects of coronavirus

We are already feeling the severe effects of coronavirus on the economy.

Coronavirus will destroy the global economy

Coronavirus is on the verge of causing total economic collapse. Explore

Coronavirus will crash the gig economy

Much of society now relies on the gig economy, which is severely impacted by the pandemic. Explore

Effects of coronavirus on everyday life

Outside of the 'big picture', coronavirus is likely to have significant impact on our everyday lives.

Coronavirus will make remote work the norm

Fear of infection is compelling organizations to close offices and operate virtually. Explore

Coronavirus will never go away

The virus is likely to become endemic, infecting and killing more people year after year. Explore

Coronavirus marks the beginning of the biblical apocalypse

The Bible prophesies an outbreak of infectious disease will sweep across the world before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Explore

Coronavirus will reduce smoking

The global threat of pneumonia will lead many people to stop smoking. Explore
This page was last edited on Friday, 3 Apr 2020 at 15:18 UTC