We're All Germophobes Now

After 9/11, life in America changed in significant ways.  Assumptions of our safety and security were shaken to their roots.  Our behavior and our beliefs were greatly modified. Air travel was completely transformed, as well as security measures in our buildings, sporting events, and schools.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its sub-agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were created.  Our freedoms and privacy were negatively altered with the introduction of the Patriot Act.  Our heightened fear resulted in increased government authority. What will our post-Wuhan world look like?  When we emerge from our erstwhile sanctuaries like nuclear war survivors coming out of their bomb shelters, will everything appear the same, or will it be a barren, post-apocalyptic landscape (metaphorically speaking, of course)?  A lot depends on how long our self-imposed national quarantine continues.  We are witnessing...(Read Full Article)
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