We’ve quickly adjusted to face masks, Zoom IDs and sombre addresses from the president. But it’s the weird social elements of Covid-19 that really gets people going: the stuff that, when this is over, will result in verbose theses and a whole canon of coronavirus-inspired fiction.

It’ll be like the stream of Brexit books that poured out of publishing houses after that now distant botch up — only with more bread. In fact, expect bread in New Testament-sized proportions — blazing hot, golden brown, tumbling out of ovens, hunks pulled apart and obliterated, melted butter dripping down chins and into perfectly smug social media feeds...

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