>>113826657>Corona just hastened the process
This. There are a LOT of longstanding problems with out economy and healthcare system that were just sort of squeaking by because thats just the status quo and no one was willing to do anything about them.
Covid didn't create this problems, its just showing how shit these problems always were in a big dramatic way. Like a house that has rotted out and is clearly unstable but hasn't fallen over YET, but which finally collapses in storm.
Everyone knew the comic shop model wasn't thriving, but it was hanging on. The problem with just 'hanging on' though is that means that you get wiped out the moment anything even a little bit bad happens because you can't weather that kind of pressure.