There is understandable trepidation in the country at large, especially among older people, as the ramifications of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic sink in.
Many will be confined to their homes for weeks, bereft of normal human interaction, unable to go out other than to walk the dog, and maybe not even then. We are a social species and breaking all contact in this way is a profound shock.
We need communities and the Telegraph has a ready-made one: our readers. From today, we have launched a new series of features designed to keep you in touch with one another.
This is a unique interactive platform三级成人视频 to share experiences, best practice and tips for coping with isolation, as well as find advice from experts.
How do we get through this crisis relatively unscathed and with our good humour and sanity intact? Can we arrange online dinner parties that could create new and lasting friendships? Who can recommend the best entertainment, films, books, TV shows and the like? How can we help people worse off than ourselves?
Moments like these can bring out the best and worst in people. Some put their own wellbeing ahead of everyone else, stripping supermarket shelves and using their sharp elbows to push others out of the way. But most of us see that we are better able to deal with this calamity collectively. Around the country, volunteer groups are springing up to make sure older people stuck at home are provided for.
However, we need more than food and household goods. We need to communicate, and this is where the Telegraph’s new platform comes in. We are not alone. Together we can – and will – get through this.