I've said it before and I'll say it again. A lot of these people are ruined for life. They won't ever take the masks off. They avoid going outside and stay away from public places and they want to stay working at home forever.
They are perpetually terrified. You were already seeing some of that pre-covid. Just speak to a young person and watch the terrified deer look they get on their faces when they realize they have to look up from their phones and speak to an adult.