So the World Health Organization has now declared a Phase 6 global pandemic.
In these days of information overload and the constant barrage of news, I fear I am becoming inured to the kind of concern that such a pronouncement should theoretically elicit.
In this instance, it’s hard to get worked up about it because the disease itself has thus far been relatively mild in an overwhelming majority of cases. A mutated strain may emerge with much stronger symptoms, and at that point it will become very much a concern.
For now, though, I’m not about to run to the store and stock up on non-perishable food items and toiletries.