18 May 2020 — 21st Century Wire
21st Century Wire
It is not only about physically surviving the pandemic. People miss people, and places, sometimes desperately. And they die, when separated.
We are bombarded by briefings and numbers. We are scared into submission by horrifying medical stories, by shocking images, and then, simultaneously, by predictions of economic and social downfall. Day and night, day and night.
But somehow, so often during this so-called coronavirus emergency, we tend to forget that people are people, not numbers, and that bare survival is far from everything.