Combating Covid – but at what cost?

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Will the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have a lasting impact beyond the immediate concerns of public health and the economy?

Our regular artistic contributor Ann Thomas of Tarbert muses on the possible loss of old traditions as a result of the pandemic. But also on another, more fundamental human issue – that of the development and recognition of emotion through facial expression (social referencing) by babies and infants – which may be impacted by others wearing masks.

What changes do you think could happen as a result of the pandemic and the measures taken to combat it? Contact the Argyllshire Advertiser on and tell us your thoughts.