It’s been two years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and our world was turned upside down. On top of the nearly 80 million cases and nearly one million deaths in the US alone, this time has been marked by enormous challenges – from loneliness and social distancing to mourning and fundamental shifts in our personal and professional lives. With so many positive signs on our progress, The Week is taking a look at what we learned during these ‘unprecedented times’ and what’s to come.
Here are our picks of the week.
Two years after the pandemic began, questions remain about the coronavirus. But experts know a lot more about how to keep it under control.
The New York Times
As we begin to move toward a postpandemic future, it is vital that we remember the toll this virus has taken.
The state’s top public health officer painted a brightening picture of the pandemic Wednesday and said she is optimistic about the trajectory of the state’s response.
It’s been two years since the pandemic started fundamentally changing everything we know about work.
This isn’t the first time society has struggled to make sense of the long tail of a pandemic.
After two years of living with the coronavirus, we’re suffering from “narrative fatigue.”
This is what the second year of life in COVID-19 has done to you.
The Washington Post
On the second anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 130 world leaders, economists, humanitarians, scientists and other prominent figures are calling for an end to vaccine monopolies, urging action to rapidly vaccinate low- and middle-income countries.