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Why We’re Dreading a Return to ‘Normal’ | NYT Opinion

Why We’re Dreading a Return to ‘Normal’ | NYT Opinion

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As the pandemic winds down in the United States, people are emerging from their cocoons, all fired up and ready to celebrate in a communal explosion of relief and pent-up desire. The sense of anticipation is so great that some, with lusty hope, have called the coming months “The Summer of Love.” But in the Opinion video above, we explore how not everyone is feeling this way. Many people across the country are harboring a deep anxiety as the world around them kicks back into gear. In the video, you will hear from some of these quieter voices. They explain that as much as they want the pandemic to end, it has also provided them with some relief from challenges, inequities and injuries that were all too common in their prepandemic lives. Kirsten Imani Kasai, 50, a novelist in San Diego and se...