Salman Rashid, a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society, says that he has to admit this is the first time in my 68 years that he has actually felt grieved. I seem to be losing my humour, he said. Not that I have lost a dear one to coronavirus, he informed. It is simply the feeling of helplessness. AIDS and Hep-C were OK, he added. There were ways to catch them, he observed.