LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology

Life After COVID-19

May 14, 2020 Alexander Gmasz, Garry Levin, Nikolai Schmid Season 2 Episode 11
LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology
Life After COVID-19
Show Notes

Introduction to "Life After COVID-19"

In this COVID-19 update episode of the Lifestyle, Travel & Technology podcast, the hosts Alexander, Garry & Nikki discuss what life could look like after the pandemic, after the Corona virus (if it even will ever disappear). They ponder how life has already changed for themselves and how much more it could change.

Since nobody knows for certain how life will be after lock-downs have been lifted and travel has resumed, the hosts sourced popular questions from various media outlets and answered them with their opinions on how it could turn out. They cover topics related to tech, traffic/transport, airplane traveling and costs, pollution (green recovery vs fossil fuel frenzy), the overlooked public health sector and simply global trade and global relations.

They also discuss some of the fake news circulating the web at the moment that has many people believing in them!



Podcast Episode Summary

  • Pulitzer-prize winning public health journalist Laurie Garrett
  • Vaccines 
  • Fake news
  • Conspiracy theories 
  • Will we be tech-dependent in the long-haul? 
  • Will rush-hour be confined to history?
  • Fossil Fuel Frenzy or Green Recovery?
  • Will global trade increase?
  • "Overlooked" public health sector
  • Bill Gates warning the world of a pandemic - next thing to worry about = Bio- Terrorism 
  • Will the use of air travel recover or will prices increase?
  • How will cinemas and theaters continue to operate?
  • Do the hosts work out more? indoors or outdoors?
  • is Alcoholism increasing during the pandemic? 
  • Austria's timeline for sectors and shops re-opening 
  • Russian situation

 
Quotables

Alexander - "...their priority is to get as much exposure as they can so that it benefits them in the long term..."
Garry - "...there is obviously a more liberal leaning in online media..."
Nikki - "...that is absolutely dangerous, that has nothing to do with free speech..."


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