Covid – 19

Globally, we’re on the threshold of a pandemic. Since January we’ve watched with growing trepidation as the disease took hold in China. The virus has crossed oceans, invaded the Middle East and has taken hold in Europe as I write. Covid-19 is fatal to about 2% of those who contract the virus. Dire warnings have been issued that its not a question of if the virus takes hold globally, but when. The virus is here in the UK with numbers of those affected increasing daily.

Tens of thousands die of flu every year without so mush as a blip in the news, but the coronavirus forces us to confront something new, something deadly to some, something potentially uncontrollable. It’s that sense of an unseen threat that penetrates our consciousness. We wait to see how events unfold.Perhaps the great pandemic we’ve been expecting for so long has arrived.