Speaking to many people within a small space of time just recently brought home to me the reality of the extent to which this whole pandemic period has made us addicted and so reliant on news circulation, feeds and our interpretation thereof.

The fact that all manner of media have ended up turning us all into nervous wrecks with anxiety and stress issues means that the dangerous side effects of this Covid crisis will be a heavy strain on our mental health.

I’m talking here about how we have come to befriend the new age – internet and social media – but also warning about the dangers it portends for our mental health if we do not take care.

Let us watch out – that what we have adopted as our best friend does not turn out to be our killer!