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In This Pandemic, ‘In’ Is The Only Way ‘Out’

In This Pandemic, ‘In’ Is The Only Way ‘Out’

“The pandemic is a viral contagion; let us transform it into a contagion of consciousness that liberates us from within.”


This year began like any other. Two months into it, we naively believed the pandemic meant an endurance test of a few weeks. Under lockdown, we convinced ourselves that if we locked down or locked up, masked up or paid up, the problem would go away.

We had no dramatic event -- war, flood or famine -- to blame for our misfortune. We had no conventional enemy to combat. Instead, an invisible microbe proved to be a deadly adversary, wreaking such havoc on our lives and livelihoods that it has left an indelible mark on an entire generation. As we reach the end of an unforgettable year, it seems increasingly evident that a post-virus era is a pipe dream. Covid-19, like so many infections, is here to stay. The onus is on human intelligence, ingenuity and resourcefulness to deal with it.

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