The new normal will be mitigation of respiratory distress through broad suppression of economic activity, environmental regulations, draconian behavioral controls, shelter-in-place, lock downs of entire cities and states, and the proverbial social distancing.
The excuse for Covid was “even ONE life lost is too many”, and to “save the Greatest Generation”.
Going forward though, those reasons simply won’t stand alone. Anyone, especially those vulnerable to serious distress and even death, for most any reason will now demand and will be granted the same considerations since the strategies above have been approved, employed, and claimed to be effective.
The precedent has been established … the Genie can’t be put back in the bottle.