Health-care inequalities are problems that have been left unattended, creating so many small, imperceptible fractures that, in the midst of a full-scale crisis, the structure is collapsing, shattering under its own weight.
When my father (in California) called in January to say that he was canceling his back trip to Wuhan out of fear of being quarantined, I thought he was being paranoid. I had never heard of an entire city being quarantined before.
When you can’t go see live music anymore, at all, because everyone is forced to stay home, you revert back to the world of your own impulses. Your mental boundaries constrict to the size of your home, and you become a cult of one.