It feels like Armageddon. Except, it’s not the Nuclear Armageddon that the world had feared – it’s microbial. And no one quite knows how to deal with it.
As we brace for what’s to come, we’re also trying to come to terms with the devastation COVID-19 has already brought. It’s been a surreal month – thousands have died, stock markets have nosedived, businesses have shut, people have got laid off, and the wheels of world economy have started to screech – as social distancing has become the order of the day. It’s a downward spiral – and this, doomsayers warn, is just the beginning.
Or not. It’s hard to say.
Let’s get a bird’s-eye view of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus so far.