Whenever I hear officials or commercial groups saying that we need to learn to live with COVID, what I think they really mean is we need to go back to how things used to be, because this is harming my interests. To my mind I think we need to learn to live with COVID, as in we need to take the good things we learnt during the pandemic, and continue to develop them. Learning to live with COVID means that organisations need to learn to live with the fact that I can work from home if I want to.
Learning to live with COVID can mean we need to learn to live with the fact that we are a connected society, and we need to support everyone through difficult times (both in their lives and in society in general), because what we do as individuals is connected to others’ welfare.
Just a quick rant.