My next door neighbor is caughing for six days

on the brink

They evaporate when people fear for their own survival...
This was your answer when I asked what became of empathy and charity.

For your sake, I hope your new friends will stand by your side in times of need. Yes, your NEW friends. In Argentina, old friends are those you went to elementary school with. In extreme situations, a friendship of ten years just doesn't count for much.

Having said that, I'd be willing to bet that if anyone in this board is likely to dodge this bullet, it is you. Best of luck....!