Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and much of the world was forced into lockdown, constant predictions, theories and hot-takes had become the norm - particularly from the often unruly crowds on social media. Well, apologies, but get ready for another addition.
Right now, and completely understandably, many are regularly looking to predictions and theories as a way of adapting to and looking through the coronavirus crisis. Some are helpful, some aren't, and in many ways it's better to focus on the individual methods we can employ to help ourselves and society overall get through this as best we can.
Many people, this writer included, are holding onto the thought of post-coronavirus celebrations, the return of 'normality' and the pleasures we perhaps once took for granted.