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Can Be Living with Pandemics Be the New Normal and How About Japan

Regia Marinho
3 min readApr 18, 2021


It’s possible to live an almost normal life, say some experts.

It’ll be a different normal for most of us.

“Be safe, be smart, be kind”, said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, in the first months of the pandemic.

“Experts Say the ‘New Normal’ in 2025 Will Be Far More Tech-Driven, Presenting More Big Challenges.” from

Barry: “This virus is here to stay.” At least for some time, maybe 1–2 more years.

The consensus view is that this thing is here to stay.

There are a couple of reasons for that.

1 — The vaccines are not 100 percent effective. We’ll have to take the third dose…

2 — There’s going to be a significant number of people who will never get vaccinated.

3 — Now experts are saying that we may need to be vaccinated every year.

4 — Governments and the travel industry are talking about a health passport.

5 — There’s going to be a significant number of people who will never go back to the office.

6 — Also, it can take time because… there are people that don’t follow the consensus of wash hands, use a face mask, and stay distant when talking to other people.

“We won’t be this stupid the second time around.” ~Bill Gates.

Also, there are questions in the air…

What are the imminent risks of new superviruses?

What steps should be taken in case of a new virus arrival?

How Japan is doing.

April 2021

There was a possibility the Olympic Games could be canceled or proceed without any fans.

Japan’s slow-moving vaccination campaign, meanwhile, has covered less than 1% of the population since it started in mid-February.

Japan expands virus alert in the Tokyo area as COVID surge spreads.



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.