Author: Christian Bruno
Date of Publication: 30/09/2022
Changed habits during Covid
The use of social media and evolution of communication
Since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic in March 2020, people changed habits a lot. More people are now working from home, and they seem to spend more time reading books, playing group games, cooking and exercising.
On the downside however, screen time and social media use have also skyrocketed. Indeed, during the pandemic, social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram have increased in importance. In addition, through various platforms of communication - including Zoom - people have been able to socialize and feel less lonely. What’s more, online shopping has been made easier and people started doing their grocery shopping online. This is something that, after 2 years, is still quite common.
Mobility, job and online shopping
Thanks to teleworking, many people prefer to work from home and save time. Also, since the introduction of home shopping, some people now prefer ordering any product they might need online and receive it directly at home. What’s even more important is that mobility has changed throughout the pandemic. That is, traveling abroad has been restricted, and most people have been reluctant to take public transports out of fear of getting sick.
Psychologist bonus supporting people
During Covid, some European countries have launched the idea of approving a psychologist bonus. This bonus aims to help those who suffer the most during the pandemic, both emotionally and psychologically. In France for example, the plan was to make psychological care available to anyone who needs it (under emergency). In Italy, the idea of having a bonus consisted of an economic contribution to pay less for a therapy session. Some of these proposals have found a real application in Europe - albeit limited in most countries.
Cause, effect and coop for the future
The economic crisis and rise in unemployment resulted in many protests all around the world. Some job categories suffered more than others during the pandemic, such as big offices and factories. The relationship between generations has changed as well, and the previously known educational model has collapsed.
After 2 years that felt like a decade, we have been able to see live concerts and music festivals again. Masks only became mandatory to use in closed spaces and public transports, and people slowly began to see each other more often in real life.
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