The World Health Organization first announced the coronavirus on March 11, 2020.
More than two years later, the exact date of the disease is unknown. There are false beginnings in the nature of the norm: the fall of cases in the summer of 2020, the race to get the “guns in hand” in 2021, the few weeks of “hot weather,” and the end of the internal mask commands. many states in March. But, as my colleagues have pointed out, even though Congress has cut coronavirus funding, the disease has not ended for the unregistered, the elderly, the immunocompromised, or the black and white. Black Americans, twice as likely to die from COVID as they were white. peers. Long -term COVID, a mysterious form of debilitating symptoms in the absence of medication, has left many speculations as science has also fallen short.
We are now in a time of recording deaths, confusing health care leadership, and little knowledge of how, or when, to begin. To help reflect on what the community has seen, we asked our Instagram users to share one word that describes their “new culture” and three words that describe their their hope for our post-COVID world.
Read their answers at of the Atlantic ‘s COVID Time Capsule, a reflection of the past two years that has captured our time today.
In one word, how would you describe your new habit?
Happiness that is humbled, is overshadowed by the misfortune to come
“I don’t mean to give my life to work and more to live.”
“I can no longer tell the difference between loneliness and loneliness.”
“I had joy and beauty all around me.”
Being a wife and mother is bittersweet during COVID
“Nothing is easier anymore.”
“I live hyperlocally, focus on outside activities, and don’t travel anymore.”
“The thought of two leaving the house in the same day makes me shiver.”
“Mask in the hand -held machine box and a quick test in the living room.”
“Hello my father.”
The balance of enjoying life and the evil we have done
“I’ve become antisocial.”
“It’s kind of weird to go out without eyes, as if you’re not.”
“It’s a huge loss.”
Share three words that describe your hope for the future
Love, love, understanding
“Apui to the loved ones.”
“Faith in science.”
“Hope, love, love.”
“Secret of thought.”
“Medicine for children.”
“Take it easy.”
“Come back to mind.”
Remember our human nature
“Free from fear.”
“See the eyes again.”
“Dinner with friends.”
“No more masks.”
“Everything is cured.”
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