For many Americans, everything changed last March; that was when a national emergency was declared in response to what we were calling “the novel coronavirus” and when the first stay-at-home orders rolled out. Now it’s March again, a reality that is hard to process for many reasons, not least because time has ceased to make sense during the pandemic. We are also on the precipice of change once again, but the good kind, with the Covid-19 vaccine expected to be available to all adults in the US by spring’s end.
This month, Vox has put together a collection of stories meant to help us all understand what we’ve been through this past year and where we go from here. There are stories about loss, but also survival; stories about family, about neighborhoods, about work; stories about birthdays and movies and food delivery. We’ll be publishing new pieces throughout March, all of which you’ll be able to find here.
Cover Image: People light candles at a vigil for those who died due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in April 2020 in Queens, New York. (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)