In lockdown New York, we are keenly aware that the coronavirus cure could prove worse than the disease

The Telegraph | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:20 PM
  • There are few of us zen or sedentary enough to take what is effectively home imprisonment lightly.
  • For the very young, people living alone, the elderly and frail, those prone to anxiety or made so through fear for a business, job or loved one, this experience will be sheer torture.
  • The poor live shorter, unhealthier lives; more poverty means shorter life spans and a debt-saddled state which cannot invest in the services that shield its population from poverty: health care, infrastructure, education.