Whether the coronavirus is an actual threat, an overblown panicked hysteria, or the result of some plot hatched by a shadowy evil mastermind, it’s a distraction. Like the parable of the group of blind men attempting to describe an elephant.
The coronavirus outbreak can correctly be called a “black swan” event, that is, an unforeseen event that has major geopolitical and economic effects, the duration of which is hard or impossible to ascertain until after the fact. As a result, there has been a lot of “running to the exits”.
A new decade is upon us. It’s like a “reset”, all goes back to zero; but it’s not like we just emerged from the womb, we have the benefit of the memories of our past and its successes and failures.