Yes. It’s one thing to be distressed by a natural disaster, but something else entirely to watch helplessly while our medical teams and essential workers risk their lives because pandemic planning was scrapped.. That is what has plunged many of us into despair/depression, not the virus alone. If it was just the virus, we would normally execute our well developed plan and save many lives. But this is not normal, and distress is an appropriate response. Discussing that response is not “discussing politics”. IMO.