The economic tragedy now playing out in Ireland is unprecedented - the speed of the shutdown, the emptiness of our shuttered streets and other realities that we must now learn to live with.
But it is millennials who will suffer the greatest financial setbacks from this pandemic. I would cry if I wasn't so angry at the string of governments which have left us so precarious and insecure.
Just over a month ago, my freelance work schedule was packed. Now it is empty. Project after project was cancelled and, with them, my hopes and dreams for 2020.
It is worrying, too. My boyfriend is still working full time but in Dublin you need two incomes to keep the show on the road.
Like most of my generation, I am resentfully sitting on the sofa binge-watching 'Tiger King'. We are the generation which rents homes and holds down jobs, not careers, so we entered the crisis on a less secure financial footing than older generations.
The last recession has never really ended for us - and last time we bailed out the banks. Can we think about bailing out millennials this time?
As we move towards middle age, we has always been likely to be the first generation to end up worse off than our parents. A Covid-19 downturn will make sure of this, stalling our careers once again and sucking away our wages just as we enter what should be our prime earning years.
As 2020 kicked off, most millennials I know were finally getting things together. I had friends tentatively going house- hunting, planning a baby, thinking about maybe taking out health insurance at some stage this year. It felt like we were finally, very slightly, getting our feet under us - but nah. Not this year and probably not next year either. In fact, it's never happening now.
Do you remember when you were a child and you used to say: "When I grow up I want to be a spaceman/get married/have three children"? It was a light-hearted conversation encouraged by older generations to make us dream big. Now we are grown up but haven't achieved many or any of those moderate life goals.
We have the lowest rate of home ownership in 50 years in Ireland. Before coronavirus spread here, housing was unaffordable and unstable. In early March, a KBC report found that a first-time buyer or a dual-income first-time-buyer household availing of a 90pc loan-to-mortgage would need income of €100,000 to buy a new home in Dublin.
Publishing its house price report for the first quarter of 2020, Daft.ie said the pandemic had reached Ireland too late in the three-month period to have a meaningful impact on asking prices. Prices will fall, it says, but without a job who will be able to buy a home?
Last year, only 61,016 babies were born here, the lowest figure since 2002. You see, the idea of bringing a child into the world seems irresponsible, or even downright impossible, especially for those of us who rent glorified broom closets in homes we share with housemates.
Recessions are never good for anyone. A sputtering economy means miserable financial, emotional and physical health consequences for everyone. But the thing about life milestones, and even life transitions, is that it takes a bit of money to make them happen. So many of my generation will now be priced out of home ownership, marriage and parenthood for life.
Millennial suffering won't just hurt millennials. Our economy is always going to be more slow-growing and stunted if we aren't able to buy our own homes, open businesses and buy things as older generations could.
The ultra-strict restrictions put in place to slow the spread of Covid-19 here will likely free up hospital beds and respirators. Yes, we've rightly made saving lives our top priority but "flattening the curve" of infection rates will only worsen the economic damage. And bad economies are bad for our health too. The economy versus health is a debate which accepts we need to care for each other's well-being, but it's a tense debate nonetheless. And it's not just my friendship group having it.
Even if the restrictions only last for a few weeks, the effects will linger in our economy for years. The OECD suggests annual output will be reduced by two percentage points for every month of lockdown. Jobs have already been lost, businesses closed down that will never reopen - more than 700,000 people are now getting unemployment payments from the State.
There's been a meme going around the internet pointing out: "Your grandparents were called to war. You're being called to sit on your couch. You can do this." I get it. We're not being asked to do much. And World War II in the West raged on for six long years. We haven't sat down for four full weeks yet.
But, my God, we could be sitting on these rented sofas for a long, long time unless our new government comes up with a solid plan to reboot the country once we move out of lockdown.
Which just leaves one more thing to point out - there's one generation that might end up even worse off than us milllennials: Generation Z.