It sometimes seems a million doesn’t command quite the same attention that it used to. It isn’t mathematically special. And in today’s society, it isn’t even unusually large. We now live in a world where the population is measured in billions, economies are scaled in trillions and computer calculations are counted by the quadrillion.
But it takes on a very special significance when you’re talking about looking after the well-being of your community in the middle of a globally devastating pandemic.