A very old friend, we met 35 years ago, came home this week after living through the last two years of Covid in Singapore. It’s the longest we’ve not seen each other in person and despite a weekly FaceTime it was just wonderful to have them stand in front of me.

It really brought home for me how the closed borders and forced separations from family, the expensive or cancelled plane flights, all the associated uncertainty, has impacted and how many were traumatised by it or are still living it.