The Corona pandemic has changed us all. When the number of infections skyrocketed in March and lockdown brought our social life to a standstill, our usual way of handling closeness and distance was turned upside down. Caring for our neighbors suddenly meant avoiding closeness, closeness was created through the media—over a distance. Mingled with this wave of solidarity, this shared aim of flattening the curve, were increasingly critical voices calling for cuts to fundamental rights and individual freedom. Live forward, understand backward: many consequences, such as what lockdown meant for children and young people, for people and companies in sudden life-threatening economic scenarios, but also the innovations and potential changes it has inspired, are only gradually becoming visible now. What might a moral compass for individuals look like in pandemic times? What will society be like “after Corona”? Jakob Augstein will discuss this with Alena Buyx, the chair of the German Ethics Council, on radioeins and at the Freitag Salon on October 19.