From my article in The Sunday Times today:
“Coronavirus will do more than infect the exposed and kill the vulnerable. It will test us for pliancy and it will cripple us where it finds us wanting.
“It will find the limits of our resources to handle a medical crisis. It will push on the limits of our leaders. It will ram against our spirit as a community, solidarity between generations, our decency and restraint when we compete for dwindling stock. It will question our self-discipline and our sense of responsibility for the community.
“In this relatively early stage, our response to some of these challenges is already questionable.”