2022 will be remembered as the year pandemic dragged on — while everyone pretended it was over

The COVID-19 pandemic marked a chilling, new chapter in American history, as its repercussions extended beyond public health and into the realms of politics and culture. In addition to the death toll (at the time of this writing, over 1 million in this country and nearly 6.7 million worldwide), the pandemic has created mass psychological trauma, fueled reactionary movements and even contributed to then-President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election. ...

Originally posted on salon.com