When the state of emergency was extended at the beginning of May, a panel of experts advising the government called on the need for people to switch to “new lifestyles” to adapt to the extended fight against COVID-19, so that gradual resumption of economic activities in areas with fewer new infections would not result in another surge of cases.

I don’t intend to go into the details of what the experts spelled out, but I imagine that few people believe all aspects of civic life will return to the way they were in the post-coronavirus world and its “new normal.” Whether people like it or not, new lifestyles will no doubt emerge. What kind of a world will it be? Here are some broad views of the relevant issues.

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