Life in the time of coronavirus in America has changed virtually overnight. Some people have withdrawn into their homes, separating themselves from contact with strangers. Others insist on proceeding as usual, but even they slam into constant reminders — canceled events, closed schools, shuttered offices, fearful friends — that there is no “as usual” right now.The new life — few are yet willing to call it a new normal — is working at home and becoming starved for contact with even the people you avoid at the office. It’s walking down the sidewalk and examining pedestrians to see whether they might cough in your direction. It’s streaming movies and news saturation, bored kids and calls to check on elderly parents. The dregs from the back of the pantry and a stiff drink at the end of another day of life, suspended.It’s Kendall Brown, 33, a freelance writer and digital strategist in Norman, Okla., who has two chronic medical conditions, searching for the alcohol swabs she needs for her self-injections. They were out at the first store, out at the second. She finally found a bottle of alcohol at the fourth place she tried, the last on the shelf.She’s terrified she


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