Back in May of 2020, I read a question that was posed to Michael Laitman who works with a World Unity Group of people, you guessed it from, "around the world".
Is the US making a mistake by opening up the economy so soon?

Good question. It's a tough decision. What on earth are we to do?!!! Here's Michael Laitman’ response.—Posted on May 3, 2020 on Quora:

If anyone thinks that reopening the economy will start bringing back the same world we lived in before the coronavirus, then think again. Letting many more businesses run will not mean that people will immediately go back to spending on all kinds of nonessential items again. 

We will soon realize that society’s awareness of what is essential and nonessential in life has slightly risen, and thus many businesses dealing in nonessential goods and services will find themselves continuing to suffer even after being allowed to reopen.

We can expect a struggle, as the government will continue encouraging consumerism in order to oil the economy more and more against a generally growing distaste for it among society.

Michael Laitman

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