It is a public health emergency, an economic disaster, and a profound social and cultural crisis. Above all, it is a crisis of the mind: ‘the world's biggest psychological experiment’, as @wef calls it.
And also how we die.
The tide of loss is endless. We all have lost someone, or know someone who has. Lost in the saddest, most painful of ways.
But also there is also a passing of a way of life as we realise how many things will not go “back to normal” after the outbreak has ended.
For all that we may think our situation is unprecedented, we’ve faced similar cataclysms many times before.
Our ancestors knew all about the challenges we now face, and they have lots to tell us.