The World May Be Ending, But You Are Not.

Sujoyee
4 min readMar 13, 2020

Coronavirus is not just physically killing us, it is also mentally paralysing us.

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It had already been over an hour and the line hadn’t moved an inch (that’s centimetre in non-American). With great difficulty, I was able to steal a quick glance at the madness inside the store.

My beloved grocery store had turned into Dawn Of The Dead.

A quick mental calculation had to be done.

Let’s say there were X people ahead of me. If each person took 2 seconds to move 1 step — how many steps would it take for me to get my organic avocado spread?

The choice was simple: this is where I am to spend the next 2.5 years of my life. At this grocery store.

What Is Really Going On?

Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by WHO this week, changing our life indefinitely, it seems. Thanks, no thanks CNN.

This declaration came as a major free-pass-alert for people around the world, to get into hoarder mode and grab everything money can buy — all at once! Amid this noise, there lies an underlying story of mental heath that we’re choosing to ignore. But before we get to that, let’s get a few facts straight:

  • A Pandemic is an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, affecting a large number of people. (Yes, like the Kardashians!)
  • The virus has affected over 120,000+ people worldwide and the mortality rate is around 3.4%.
  • Contagion may feel very real right now but please don’t give up on your bacon, just yet!
  • Lastly, there is NOT A THING you can do about any of this, please quit hoarding toilet rolls!

What Can I Do Right Now?

Every news channel around the world is blaring the same headlines over & over, creating wild degrees of chaos everywhere! Kudos to the one inspiring the toilet roll frenzy!

Self-Quarantine, is the solution for today.

Confine yourself to the four walls then make sure not to touch those walls!

The less you come in contact with any outside objects/people, the lesser you are prone to contract the virus or…

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Sujoyee

Expressing my thoughts in the best way I know. A story-teller by profession, a writer by passion.