The hand-washing and sanitation precautions that will be permanently incorporated into American culture will diminish flu deaths in 2020, in 2021, in 2022, and perpetually. Rather than 25,000–70,000 flu deaths annually, the numbers may drop by tens of thousands, even in 2020. The spreading of America’s sanitation obsession will impact not only its own population, but that of many nations, in a way that educators and health professional could never accomplish.
Ninety-five percent of antibiotics were manufactured in China, and no one discussed it. Now the vulnerability of America is displayed in front of the people — not the little cliques of “health professionals” and CEOs who fostered it.
If a supply chain is entangled with Chinese production due to technology, the business relying on sole sourcing is foolish beyond words. If that still exists in 2022, the business is doomed.
China’s stealth war against America has been exposed, inadvertently, but it is no longer flying below the radar. The overt threat to cut off shipments of antibiotic medicine and medical supplies, and the delay in shipping that may actually be taking place, has brought the issue to the people of America.
The loss of free travel will restrict the movement of spies and ultimately hollow out the military ambitions of China. This will lead to increased freedom in the Chinese sphere of influence. Such freer people tend to align with America (à laHong Kong), and as that happens, the prospects of an eventual war diminish.
A shortage of toilet paper is not much of a crisis, but seeing meat counters bare, cleaning products cleaned out, and all athletic contests canceled drives home a serious side to life that most Millennials have not incorporated into themselves.
The stay-at-home isolation, with no athletics on TV, will also lead to a baby boom. This will be a huge boon to America for many reasons.
A full alteration of cultural norms will ensue in the aftermath of the coronavirus. It will be industrial, health, intelligence, educational, military, financial, strategic, and emotional.