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My World 2021

My World: June 2021…

This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now.

Here we are in May 2020. Like many others I am balancing home schooling, working from home and facing constant “comedy” invasions by my two boys as soon as any video call starts.

I am lucky though – I moved out of London to balance having a bit more space with a longer commute. After two years of regret it finally feels like the right decision.

Before pontificating let me set out a brief structure. This may well be proved wrong but I am working on an assumption of threephases to this crisis – lockdown, post-lockdown, and then normality. I expect we will soon emerge from lockdown into a frustrating and long-lasting phase of restricted mobility, intermittent lockdown and persistent uncertainty while we balance the need to work, educate and consume with a constant hidden danger. Eventually, say over 12-18 months, normality will return, dependent on either a vaccine, effective treatment or the virus mutating into something we can better live with.

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