The Black Death pandemic resulted in a shift in the world view of people in XIV century Italy. This shift ended the Middle Ages and brought us the Renaissance - an epoch of bright thinking, innovation, prosperity and fancy ruff collars.
We are now emerging from a new global pandemic and similar shifts in global trends can be observed.
Billions of people make choices that impact the world every minute. Making the right choices on a big enough scale can still turn the world around.
"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."
- Frank Herbert