The new age of trust

One consequence of coronavirus is new bonds of trust. Most of these are welcome—but not all

By Eleanor Salter  

Trust can be a wonderful—and dangerous—thing. Photo: https://www.paimages.co.uk/search-results/fluid/?q=Matt%20Hancock%20press%20conference&amber_border=1&category=A,S,E&fields_0=all&fields_1=all&green_border=1&imagesonly=1&orientation=both&red_border=1&words_0=all&words_1=all

Having trekked down a winding lane in rural Gloucestershire, I tucked the emergency prescription under the edge of the doormat. As I turned to go, an elderly woman knocked on the upstairs window, waved and blew me a kiss.

I had never met Mrs Grant or her daughter, who called me yesterday. They were reaching out to the local community network that is now operating in the district to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak. As the whole…

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