In stating 'after the pandemic' is there an assumption of a return to pre-covid normality? I am not a scientist; the consensus from the information I have been reading is that we will be required to take protective measures for a while yet. If the virus is mutating, does that not mandate that we keep some of the measures introduced during the pandemic, like social distancing and wearing masks in confined spaces?

Before Covid, I used to smirk when I saw people wearing medical masks on public transport systems in London. From my observations the people who were wearing the masks were visitors from the far East. My smirking was misplaced (to say the least) because I was unaware of the information surrounding SARS.