The COVID Diaries: An infectious diseases doctor shares his fears

These are harrowing times. Nobody is unaffected.

Infectious diseases specialist Dr Jim Newcombe understands this better than most.

Here, we publish the first in a series of blog posts, as he, and we, attempt to make sense of this behemoth we all face.

I flew out of Honolulu on 7 March and landed on another planet.

Even that word — 'flew' — has become a relic of a bygone time. It