As the saying goes: that escalated quickly. Sure we should take precautions. Washing your hands regularly with soap is good advice, according to health authorities. Social distancing, another new concept. The world has seen some tough times before. Are we heading into another? Looks like it. A sense of historical perspective can be helpful. In 1918 World War 1 ended. The previous four years had been shocking. The world had never seen such industrialised death and destruction. Men were sacrificed in the meaningless to and fro of the trenches. Villages were levelled,......