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We mustn't go back to our unsustainable society - we should reorganise, not reboot

Tom Boland


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Employees prepare customers’ orders during the coronavirus outbreak, at a Tesco Lotus supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Reuters

Employees prepare customers’ orders during the coronavirus outbreak, at a Tesco Lotus supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Reuters

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Employees prepare customers’ orders during the coronavirus outbreak, at a Tesco Lotus supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Reuters

In the world as we knew it, Premier League soccer players earned €3m a year on average and a shelf-stacker in a supermarkets got around €15,000.

Today, shelf-stackers seem more valuable than soccer stars.

The Covid-19 pandemic is deeply unsettling, anxiety-provoking, even depressing as across the world even people whose health is unaffected become increasingly isolated from each other.