Blockchain Immunity Passport and instant testing
Borders will remain closed for a long time, but restricted travel will be introduced, which will become "the future normal". The underlying basis of travel post-COVID19 will be zero-trust.
If you thought that entering the US post-911 was confronting, intolerant, and invasive - get set for that as the baseline of future travel - plus more.
I sometimes sit and ponder how much flying has changed. I flew millions of miles pre 911 and also was a private pilot for 25 years. I could almost always talk my way into the cockpit of commercial flights anywhere in the world. Many a time I sat in the jump-seat on Garuda flights - chatting to the pilots in Indonesian - while we flew from Australia and right through the landing Jakarta.
That will never happen again. Here is how it will work from now on.
From here, there is no turning back the worst case outcome
I worked in Indonesia for 5 years, and I was shocked to read last night that "at least" 25 Indonesian front-line doctors have succumbed to Covid19 fighting the pandemic.
They died because, like all their other medical infrastructure, Indonesia lacks the essential equipment to protect its medical workers.
A lack of Personal Protective Equipment was the primary reason for the deaths, according to the Indonesian Medical Association.
Running clears your mind and refreshes your hope
In these times, when for many of us one of the few acceptable reasons to NOT shelter at home is exercise, running is a great way to nurture your soul and refresh your spirit.
I wasn't a runner, in fact I hated it. But now I find it a great relief to run each day. When I'm stuck for an idea, or confused about where we are all headed in this coronavirus crisis, running really helps get back my perspective.
It can for you too.
High initial dose means it is more severe and lasts longer
The need to avoid groups of people - as has been commonly prohibited by authorities around the globe - is not just to reduce the spread of coronavirus, it is also to reduce the death rate.
The total amount of virus a person has inside them is referred to as their "viral load". A higher viral load is associated with a higher severity illness that you will suffer. For example, with HIV, "viral load monitoring predicts the deaths of HIV/AIDS patients" [BMC Infection diseases 2019].
Setting our expectations now will help us adjust
McKinsey warns us to get set for "the new normal" and Seth has christened "GENC". Both signal a new way of life, different in ways as yet unimagined to how we all lived at New Year 2020.
They're both right - the future will be fundamentally different in both the roles of the agents of the state and capitalism and in the attitudes and expectations of individuals.
Schools and jobs will be changed forever. Large population centres (cities) might be changed forever - to become more decentralised.
It will only add 2 minutes
At-home workouts often lack a good pull exercise. People, in general, don't do enough pulling movements, even when the gym is open.
There are two I recommend. Add these to your routine as otherwise, you'll not be getting the total body benefits you need during #StayAtHome.
When the gym was open, I always rowed every session and did other pull exercises such as rope pulls and cable pulls. I don't have that access now.
Four tips to bring you out of stay-at-home healthier
My stay-at-home exercise level is significantly less than when I was going to the gym three times a week. My weight is starting to creep up.
Here's how much less we need to eat, based upon our reduced level of #StayAtHome activity.
I'm still exercising, but a lot less intensively than before stay-at-home. I was doing three intense gym visits and running 5km twice a week.
Now I run more often, but don't have the gear and space to put in the maximum intensity I was doing at the gym.
Especially if you are over 55
The state of our teeth has consequences for our overall health. This is especially important now.
If our dental hygiene is poor, then our immune system will waste resources fighting this threat, and have less resilience to withstand the coronavirus.
Don't stress your body by making it fight what's going on in your mouth when it could be doing better things for you. This is especially important as we get older and our immune response weakens.
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building fitness training which lowers my age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter