And then someone came along and shook our snow globe

‘If you are going through hell, keep going.’

– Winston Churchill

What were you doing between 2010 and 2019? Not everyone knows this, but those years were quite possibly the most prosperous in human history, with over a billion people lifted from extreme poverty, and improved standards of living realised for vast swathes of the global populace.

Then 2020 hit and, along with it, the coronavirus. Originating in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China, the first reports of this particular strain reached our ears in December of 2019. The virus then spread throughout the world. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020.

The effect ...

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