British economy going out of lockdown, an observation
July 22nd. Westminster, London.
The sky has been clear for most of the week so far. People on the street dressed in their most splendid summer cloths as if they have longed for a sunny sky for ages. Most of the shops on the street remain shut with a few pubs and restaurants open here and there. Headlines on the news serves as a remainder that the threat of COVID are still high. “Don’t go out without a mask”, the broad of the stall of evening standard reads, but people rarely wear one except on bus or tubes.
Parks nearby Buckingham Palace are crowded with people picnicking, playing soccer, frisbee and laying down to get tamed. I went for pubs a few times in July, every pub I went to are full and brimming with energetic folks trying to have a good time. Not easy to find seats during lockdown. Maybe people have stayed at home for so long without ways to social properly. If the virus doesn’t go away soon, what can we do to adjust to the new normal? What is the new normal? Perhaps new normal is just normal with some restrictions.
Summer has come, tourists have come, Brexit will come, vaccine may come. What’s next?