Here, stuck in the middle of this great disruption, it’s all but impossible to understand the political and social consequences of what we’re going through today.

After it's all over, sure, we’ll all have -- ahem -- perfect 2020 hindsight. But now?

Most of us are too busy worrying about just how we’re going to get through the next few days, stocking up on hand sanitiser and toilet paper, filling up our freezers, worrying about at-risk parents, friends or ourselves.