A Social Scourge
After only 3 months of the partnership the work was disrupted. An event unparalleled, in Europe, in recent times.
The word ‘scourge’ – with ancient origins relating to binding is from the Old French “escorgier”: “to whip”.
That implies an action designed to inflict pain. The emergence of the virus ‘COVID-19’ in China in December 2019 did exactly that. It was (is) exquisite in its nature, causing not just direct physical personal pain and death but personal and social disruption across most of the globe.