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The COVID-19 pandemic has largely been a story of numbers.
Daily reports tell us the number of new cases, the number of hospitalizations, the number of outbreaks and the number of deaths.
The numbers are a dispassionate, point-in-time measure necessary to track the footprint of the deadly coronavirus as it continues its advance into homes, businesses, churches, even hospitals.
But they can’t quantify the sense of loss that has pervaded life since the pandemic began six months ago — the loss of intimacy, tradition, confidence, and economic well-being.