Forced vaccinations, COVID passports and protective gear might on the other hand sound like feasible (though not necessarily good) solutions in societies that can afford and enforce such policies. In Somalia and Tanzania such efforts would at best though be half-hearted attempts, considering how even more important initiatives have been unsuccessful in the past.
My "new normal" has been a sequence of months in which I went from a deep level of stress trying to imagine a way in which we could hold our business together without being forced to close it; to a deeper level of procrastination once things had slowly started to settle; to a profound period of purely reflecting in all what happened since I moved from Spain into The Netherlands to study.
The new normal in the Netherlands is starting to look more and more like the old normal: shops are open, restaurants will re-open soon as well. The death toll is in a steady decline, and people are more confident to go out to meet each other, especially outside. The Curve seems to have flattened, and along with it our willingness to socially distance.