Of all the upheavals brought by the pandemic, the most universal may be in our relationship with healthcare. The boundary separating “public” health from personal well-being has largely dissipated at this point, leaving individuals scrutinizing data maps and infection curves to decide whether to visit grandparents or return their kids to school. It has also pushed many in-person services online, starting with remote check-ups and medical consultations. Remote banking and shopping can be more convenient than their in-person counterparts, but telehealth offerings have likely saved lives, by increasing access to care and reducing infection risk.

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