In the following months, the COVID-19 pandemic1 hopefully will be under control. In fact, governments worldwide are elaborating plans and strategies to live with this corona virus as long as there is no vaccine and no treatment. Social and economic activities are re-starting cautiously and they will be re-shaped substantially. In what follows I am highlighting some points and issues on this. In particular, the following steps are elaborated taking as point of departure a historical analogy. In brief, the question is whether the current shock would turn into a twenty-first century General Crisis so highlighting a resemblance to the «Seventeenth Century General Crisis».