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Light in the darkness: What new year holds after Covid-dominated 2020

Alf McCreary


Alf McCreary reflects on Covid-dominated 2020 and asks what the new year holds

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Uncertain times: a care home resident gazes thoughtfully through the window

Uncertain times: a care home resident gazes thoughtfully through the window

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Uncertain times: a care home resident gazes thoughtfully through the window

When those who manage to live through this terrible pandemic look back on Christmas 2020, they might well ask themselves: "Was it really Christmas at all?"

Or will they say to themselves: "Those were tough times, but the fierce challenges we all faced have helped us to reflect on the true values of Christmas and our human relationships, and this gave us the courage and strength to face whatever the future might bring"?

In so many ways, 2020 has been a horrendous year. Multitudes of people have died, or have suffered from some of the worst aspects of Covid-19; families have been left bereft and in too many homes there will be empty chairs at the Christmas dinner table.


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