The headline on the front page of the Daily Mail on January 24 hinted at what was to come. ‘Is the killer virus already here?’ we wondered. It certainly was — and unknown to everyone back then, it was here to stay. This has been a year like no other, with an unpredictable pandemic plunging the country in and out of punishing. Families lost loved ones, career paths were dashed, cherished hopes and dreams had to be sidelined. Meanwhile, the hardships and heroisms of everyday life came sharply into focus. Healthcare workers, teachers, emergency services, police and fire services earned undying gratitude for working selflessly through it all — heroes every one. We became familiar with new phrases, such as lockdown — previously only used when prisoners rioted. We bumped along together in support bubbles, we self-isolated as instructed and, when not isolating, we were furiously social-distancing. Or masking up, washing our hands, staying indoors. It was exhausting. There were times when all the days blurred into one — Blursday — and when Covidiots roamed the country, annoying everyone. Here is my list of heroes and villains of 2020… HEROES Captain Sir Tom Moore would top any list of 2020… Read full this story
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