Many people were caught by this virus without basic supplies, without sufficient savings and without the means to ride things out comfortably. The idea of “being prepared for whatever comes ”next” is key to people feeling in control.
LIFE WITHOUT A SAFETY NET
Being uninsured, not being able to cover rent, not having the technology for your kids to take part in e-learning and not being connected to a community who are there to help, all add up to showing people the importance of having a safety net.
COMPETITION FOR BASICS
Fights over toilet paper, a black-market for supermarket delivery slots and real competition for jobs post lockdown increase the pressure to be fiercely independent and to fight for yourself and your family.