HERMITS IN OUR OWN HOMES
We used to wear fine clothes and go out on the town and life was an adventure full of unexpected liaisons.
Now we slough around the house in T-shirts and sweat pants, on the bum in our own homes, hair growing long, looks gone to hell but we don’t care because we’re not going anywhere. And nobody’s coming to visit.
If you do venture out and get together with friends, you run a real risk of catching the deadly virus — or rather it catches you — and it spreads from one person to another and we’ve got another escalation.
DEATH OVER LONELINESS
This is a terrible time to be young.
If you’ve pretty well lived your life, there is sorrow in your heart for young people. The older generation at least has the pleasure of memories, something that is being denied thousands of younger people every day throughout the world.
The isolation, loneliness and depression become too much to bear.
GUN SALES TRIGGERED
Anxiety and depression brought on by the virus has caused a huge spike in gun purchases — two million additional guns were bought in the U.S.A. in the last two months. Suicide is expected to take the lives of a dozen people a day this year.
“The numbers are unprecedented,” said a suicide prevention counsellor. “We’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in four weeks.”
British waitress Emily Owen, 19, a cheerful gregarious person couldn’t cope “with her world closing in” and died in hospital soon after a suicide attempt.
Daniela Trezzi, 34, a front line nurse in Milan killed herself after testing positive because she was fearful she would spread the deadly virus to her patients and fellow nurses. She gave her life to save others.
Midway through the last year of this decade, 2020 is turning out to be the cruelest year.