The Covid-19 pandemic is so different from anything we have ever experienced yet it will be compared to natural disasters and outbreaks we have had in the past. The differences between our experiences with the coronavirus are its vastness, its unpredictability and its duration. It’s as if we are stranded on an island with essentially no idea when we can get off.
We are accustomed to external involvement with others, amusements from sporting events and concerts to dinners with friends. Our usual human contact and diversions have been taken away and we are confined with severe limitations, emotional and financial pressures and distress over the health of those close to us and ourselves.
Eventually, this pandemic will be compared to past terrorist attacks and natural disasters that were, comparatively, in some ways on a smaller scale and could be…