Our Un-Masking During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of ways we’ve had to do things.

And the question now being asked all the time is how long will it be this way? How long will face masks and social distancing be part of our daily lives?

How long will it be before everyone working from home can return to their workplace? And how long will going to school be only going to school some days and not every day?

With the San Diego school district and other districts planning for kids spending some days in the classroom and other days doing distance learning as they did the past three months, and some group activities not happening, how long will school be different?

How long will it be before we can get onto an airplane and feel that we’re not risking getting the virus?

And how long will it be before we can go to a baseball game again or a concert again? And how long before Disneyland is back to normal?

You’ve heard it said that we Americans are generally not a very patient people, that capitalism and consumerism mean the freedom to be able to get what we want when we want it and do what we want when we want to do it.

But the pandemic has served as a giant pause, giving us time to look at how we do things and what we have or don’t have.

No matter how long it lasts, it is likely to change us in some ways. You might say the pandemic is "un-masking" a lot about us.

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