The worst things, of course, are death, panic, and the emotional and economic cruelty of this disease. This must be understood.

However, for many of us — hell, probably most of us, sheltering at home, cut off from routine, fresh faces, and the emotional room to breathe freely — inertia is the most insidious symptom of the dreaded “new normal.”

Again, I have been lucky; being so far spared the more biblical aspects of this virus. Yet the inertia of quarantine exacts a toll, even while safely ensconced in a comfortable bunker.