To be honest, I/we have sailed through it so far. While I find an hour in Costa's enjoying a Cappuccino genuinely therapeutic because of anxiety issues, I have thankfully been resilient enough to not miss it unduly. Now, the coffee shops are back in full swing, with no VAT tax and half price in August on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
On the wider economic front, I fear disaster. Society is very fragile and there are rocky times ahead. Various social commentators have spoken of "crisis politics" where so called "temporary" measures are introduced under cover of crisis, yet end up as simply the accepted "just the way things are". When introduced by certain Governments, it is best to be aware - not that it does much good.
Here in the UK our final departure from the EU looms, with a "No Deal" Brexit a real threat. "The easiest deal in history" and the "oven ready deal" that helped win the last General Election are just distant memories. Brexiteers often spoke of spending the money we send to the EU each year on ourselves instead - a real Leave vote winner. Investigation reveals the money we sent represented just 1% of GDP, and it guaranteed us frictionless trade in a market of more than half a billion people. (Some went towards building up the economies of the weaker economic nations in the Union, thus addressing the so called "migrant crisis" at source - alas, most brexiteers are not capable of such enlightened thinking)
So, anyway, with the Covid driven economic downturn here already, and worse looming, No Deals on the table, our Government will again (as in 2008) be faced with the necessity of "cut backs". This in effect is simply to try to find the most equitable distribution of what wealth there is (borrowed or earned) with an eye on all. The actual for our current Government, last time, was "austerity" where the poorest paid the highest price and bore the brunt of the cut backs. Bankers bonuses soon recovered, as too did tax levels on the richest. Boris Johnson's Government actually ran against their own record in the last election, but in reality they are the very same Old Boys Club whose instinct is to look after themselves while mumbling about the "trickle down effect" and other such palliatives and euphemisms for simple human greed. Not forgetting "Global Britain" of course, otherwise known as "The Banana Republic" Mark II.
Sorry, I'm waffling on as usual, back in Costa's with a bacon butty.