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'We've actually been preparing for Covid-19 isolation for years'

Katie Byrne


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We’ve been losing our human connection for years

We’ve been losing our human connection for years

We’ve been losing our human connection for years

Over the last few days, my life as I knew it has gradually moved online.Family get-togethers - or 'Cobra meetings' as we've started to call them - take place on Zoom; work meetings play out over WhatsApp and Google Hangouts. Over the weekend, I played virtual charades with family in Galway and Munich, rolled out my mat for an online yoga class and did a piano lesson by way of video call.

Like everyone else, we're rapidly adapting to our new reality, while trying not to lose the plot. We're also slowly coming to terms with the fact that we've been prepping for this for longer than we might realise.

The omnipresent threat of coronavirus has us all thinking about the future and what it might look like, but it's important to think about our past too - even if that past was only a few weeks ago.