There is as but no treatment for the COVID-19 virus, however in India and elsewhere, the solely treatment has been the bitter drugs of a nationwide lockdown. The brutal disruption of the lives and livelihoods of thousands and thousands of economically susceptible residents has been exhausting to disregard even from the comfy social distance of our houses.
Yet, past the distressing pictures of hardship and poverty, many different merciless penalties of this disaster at the moment are rising, the struggling of chronically sick non-COVID sufferers whose remedy is in limbo; the peril of susceptible kids in a world the place priorities have modified; of ladies with no escape from bodily and sexual abuse by their companions; the prices to individuals with psychological well being points in a time of worldwide paranoia.
And most tragically, maybe, the trauma of those that lose family members however who’re denied even the chilly consolation of conventional rituals of parting. This will not be, after all, a complete report of the collateral prices of the pandemic, however it’s a reminder of how far more must be carried out to flatten the curve of struggling.