CHARMAIN NAIDOO: The hungry are dying as the virus hunts the vulnerable
To take one’s chances with the coronavirus, with death, rather than to starve, may be unavoidable option for many
The book I’m reading — Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano — details the excruciating trauma of sudden, unexpected death. It’s the story of a young boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in which 191 passengers are killed, including his parents and brother. Edward survives, miraculously, which makes him a national curiosity. Understandably.
A freak accident, or tragedy on a massive scale, has a smacking impact, unsettling us, attacking our sense of safety and making us feel vulnerable and under threat.