Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times science and health reporter, who has successfully anticipated the pandemic thus far, polishes his crystal ball and looks at what to expect for the next year or two.
- Immunity passports, as people get certified immune and fit to go out in public;
- Start-stop lockdowns, as societies open up, infection rates increase, and then societies shut down again;
- and strategic self-infection – people intentionally infecting themselves in hopes of acquiring immunity.
Afterward, possibly a flourishing of prosperity and progressive policy, as happened after World Wars I and I.
The Next Year (or Two) of the Pandemic [The Daily/The New York Times]