From the Document: "The Covid-19 [coronavirus disease] pandemic leaves us wrestling with a callous, crude and capricious trade-off between the tragic loss of life and the many more livelihoods that will be lost. We are nowhere near knowing how bad it will get, or when it will end. Varying behavioural and policy responses, and pervasive misinformation, are making matters worse. What is worrying is that the epidemiologists are warning that the disease could return later in the year, or even become endemic like colds and flu. But even if we hope that it will be over in a few months, and a vaccine is fast-tracked, the world will never be the same again. The pandemic is set to shake up not just healthcare, but politics and business, the economy and financial markets, culture and society, lifestyles, the use of technology, well-being and the environment. While the world will undoubtedly breathe a collective sigh of relief when the pandemic ends, it is likely to be left profoundly changed by the experience. Actions taken in the heat of the crisis will have lasting effects on attitudes, relationships and behaviours. So how might the new world look? Here we make a start on 'pandenomics', combining several disciplines to identify 15 shifts that may confront us over the coming years."
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