An “unemployment pandemic” caused by the coronavirus outbreak will prove doubly traumatic for families already living from paycheque to paycheque, according to Sandy De Silva, director of services at the charity Family Centre.Dr De Silva said job loss compared with “the grief of losing a loved one”, from the equivalent stages of shock and denial, to anger and bargaining, and eventually to acceptance and hope.She added: “Job loss during a pandemic is especially complicated as it may be hard to feel hope anytime soon.