Saturday October 24, 2020

Nadine O’Regan: The pandemic may cost us more than just our freedom

As the coronavirus crisis nears its eighth month, we have to prepare for the possibility that some of our longest friendships won’t survive it

18th October, 2020
As time goes on, you can’t help but wonder if you’ll keep the friends that you’ve made over many years

Last Sunday was my birthday. It wasn't a big birthday, but the day had the effect of making me think back, with a wave of misty-eyed nostalgia, to what last year's birthday had been like. That October evening in 2019, I had a low-key party at home (parties! remember them?). There were crisps in bowls, Spotify playlists, beers and glasses of punch, and then we all trooped out to the pub. I had given the...

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