COVID-19: Desensitizing numbers

COVID-19: Desensitizing numbers

blue and yellow graph on stock market monitor
Numbed by numbers. (Photo by on

One case of Covid!

Beware, COVID-19’s here!

Careful, don’t go out!


Going on two years

Covid numbers kept climbing

Up-trend graphics show!


More daily numbers

What statistics, what numbers?

The figure’s blurring!


SOPs complied,

Yet the number kept rising

Soon, it is numbing.



  1. I understand the perspective, but the other point of view is that each number represents a broken family. Of course, it’s harder to sympathize with those for whom the damage is at least partially self-inflicted.


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