The World May Be Ending, But You Are Not.

4 min readMar 13, 2020

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

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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