Covid-19 taking a mental health toll. Web24.news photo.
By Casey Bukro
Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists
Writers often resort to the word “dystopian” to signify an imaginary place of misery and dread, a place beloved by horror and science-fiction movie fans.
Then along came covid-19, and the world finds it is such a place. It’s not fictitious. It’s real.
The toll this dreaded disease is taking on the human race is easy to measure in one way, and not so easy in another.
It’s relativity easy to count the dead, or those stricken, if reports are accurate. By about mid-May, the count by those measures were 4.8 million cases worldwide, with 319,187 deaths and 1.8 million recovered.