Stuck in the kennel
When news came in that millions of people, first in China and then in Italy, had been placed in strict virus quarantine, few in Australia thought that would happen here. Infection numbers rising and spreading around the globe gave us an inkling of what lay ahead. ‘The Pando’ had arrived. The nation seemed to respond as one – rushing out to clear store shelves of toilet paper. Home became the new office, school and gym. Hope and fear went head to head. We went ‘doom scrolling’ and added new words like ‘iso’ and ‘sanny’ to our daily lives.