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March 2020

Coping with Corona


Since the onset of this pandemic, it seems to me that there has been a seismic shift in how we view our lives, our communities and the world at large. The outbreak of coronavirus has indeed come as a great shock to those who assumed that our technologically and medically sophisticated, 21st century civilisation would keep us safe and secure.

Coupled with the issue of climate change, we are now talking more about ‘survival’ than we are about ‘progress’. On the other hand, we could say that there is nothing new under the sun. Though we, in our lifetimes, may not have experienced a pandemic like this before, there have been regular occurrences of devastating diseases throughout history.