Letter From Manila

An epidemic of despair as crippling as Covid-19

Virus has taken toll on Filipinos' mental health as they worry over rising infections, finances

Filipinos listed Covid-19 as the single biggest reason for their anxieties, according to a poll last month.PHOTO: REUTERS

MANILA - It is that sense of stagnation and emptiness, a feeling that you are muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. A New York Times article calls it "languishing".

I can see it everywhere, even in my own home.

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