With isolation, abuse activists fear an ‘explosive cocktail’

Families across the country and the world are hunkering down at home during these days of isolation. That means another danger that’s less obvious than the coronavirus — a potential spike in domestic violence. It’s a time when victims are spending day and night trapped at home with their abusers.

They’ve got no idea when it will end, and fewer ways to ask for help. In cities and towns everywhere, concern is high and meaningful numbers are hard to come by.