ABSTRACT

The chapter reviews the implications of living with a pandemic for adaptation strategies. It argues that certain changes in our lifestyles imposed by the distancing and quarantine requirements will have lasting effects. However, there are some valuable lessons that can be learned from some of these changes. The chapter focuses on three strategies that emerged with the pandemic. These are working from home, podding, and contact tracing. The chapter introduces a discussion on a more personal level regarding how we manage our work and weekly schedules and outlines important lessons we have learned during both the last financial crisis and the distancing and social isolation imposed upon us because of the recent pandemic. If we can learn from these lessons, we will move towards more resilient lifestyles.