We have to live with Covid. Here’s how we get our lives back


We have to live with Covid. Here’s how we get our lives back

We need to accept wearing masks, social distancing, air ventilation and regular testing will become ways of life

Kanoko Matsuyama

Two years into the pandemic, the emergence of yet another Covid-19 variant has brought home that the virus is here to stay. That means the world will need to find long-term strategies to coexist with Delta, Omicron and the strains to come.

As governments reopen at varying paces, there are things individuals and companies can do to navigate a careful return to some sort of normalcy. Simple but permanent changes in how people live and work can limit the risks.

“So far, the governments have been responsible for people’s behaviour but I don’t think they will intervene so much any more, and it’s becoming individual choice,” said Benjamin Cowling, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Hong Kong...

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