Dagmar Bikova, opera singer
In this case, I don’t want to unleash my imagination … but of course the culture will be in the last place. And what’s more – to seduce the audience with internet broadcasts, where the viewer does not have to move from the sofa … we cut a branch under us …
Jerry Strache, screenwriter and director
After the spring wave, I hoped people would be closer and more humble. I don’t think so today. In addition, hot elections await in the fall. It will only be rock and roll.
Daniel Bennis, Chairman, EZ
We may not realize it, but many disciplines have made a huge technological leap forward. This is something that will definitely have a huge positive impact on the behavior of companies and individuals in the coming years.
Evan Nitoka, Head of the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic at IKEM
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Human nature does not change, and life will certainly return to what appears to be normal, even if the epidemic accelerates a number of changes across sectors of society. On the one hand, it will result in a focus on health and safety, and as individuals, we will be more cautious. However, in a broader context, I fear the split between winners and losers from the pandemic will open up, which will lead to further polarization and a loss of social cohesion. Maintaining a unified component is the biggest challenge in the near future.
Eva Zazemalova, head of the Academy of Sciences
I think the only weapon we have against COVID-19 is science. I think the epidemic demonstrated this clearly enough. So I think the science funding approach will finally change so that we are better prepared for similar situations that may arise in the future. Among other things, by building professional authority in the field of virology.
Research in the field of virology is fragmented in the Czech Republic, which is why ASCR wants to receive support from the state to create a National Center for Viruses, which will provide specialized support in epidemics – not only in terms of epidemiology, but also biomedicine, economics, law or ethics.
Helena Elnirova, biochemist, physiologist and former president of the Academy of Sciences
Life will change in part as our thinking and the government we choose to rule our country will change. We need a government that not only seeks to express “the people’s voice” and be populist, but will have its own vision of where and how to go, so that our measures are geopolitically safe, innovative enough, and educated from the current pandemic and the threat of climate change and education. Responsible government, discussing with relevant experts, in a word, a competent government not only in times of calm but also in times of crisis.
Jerry Hardina, former hockey player
The Czech Republic will become impoverished, many people have died unnecessarily, and we will recover from this for many years because of the government of Mr. Babis.
Jerry Gregar, Astronomer and Astrophysicist, Institute of Physics AS CR
I do not know. Predicting is very difficult, especially when it comes to the future. (Quote by physicist Niels Bohr – Red note.)
Martina Sablikova, fast skater
We’ll probably have some limitations here, and maybe we’ll have to wear a veil or respirators for some time in the future. At the same time, many people will probably realize that health, the opportunity to travel, see a family, and what we took for granted, are not clear under certain circumstances. And they will appreciate it more.
Peter Ech, football player
Some people return to a “normal” state more easily than others. It will be individual depending on how the situation affects them. At the same time, it must be recognized that the aforementioned and referred to as “normal” will likely not be 100 percent and painless. But I am looking forward that people can travel again, to meet children without fear, to go to school. Active sport will only be an assurance that we are on the right path.
Pavel Colach, Physiotherapist
Life will never return to the same paths. The basic paradigms of life will change. Our lives will become more dominated by modern technologies, which will contribute to greater control, monitoring and influence over residents’ opinions and depriving people of independent thinking. The leading economic giants interfering in our lives will not be weapons, but pharmaceutical and information companies.
Alic Lienhart, President of the Czech Society of Cardiology
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From a cardiologist’s point of view, a lot is likely to change, unfortunately perhaps not for the better. We will catch debt in patient care. A deteriorating socio-economic situation, combined with prevention of neglect, weight gain and less exercise and exercise during the pandemic, will increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. All of this could set us back many years, and we may recover from that wound for some time.
Václav Cílek, Geologist, Climate Scientist, Institute of Geology AS CR
Geologist, climatologist, writer, writer, philosopher, translator of Taoist texts, Zen and science promoter.
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Depending on the nature of people in many different positive and negative ways. But after all the crises of the past 200,000 years (what would one do after the eruption of Tambora volcano, when there were only a few thousand people left in the world?) Traps in another reasonable period.
Václav Pačes, biochemist, former president of ASCR
I don’t think too much.