These chilling images of life today are the definition of pandemic
As the majority of the world remains in lockdown thanks to the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, the world seems a lot quieter. Of course, if you’re following orders and staying inside, it may be hard to see that for yourself. Plus, you keep hearing stories of people not following social distancing and living like as usual.
But that’s only a small portion of people. In the majority of the world, streets look deserted, animals are roaming wild, and traffic non-existent. With only essential personnel working, it’s no surprise that everything is uncomfortably quiet in most places. These photos of our new normal prove it.
“Nature is healing.” It may have become a meme on Twitter thanks to the fake news of dolphins in the Venice canals, but it’s not entirely false. Animals normally scared to step foot on city streets are finding their way back. For example, these goats found their strength to pace the streets in this village in Wales.
NYC is easily the worst place to be hit in American, claiming the majority of the casualties of American citizens. The lockdown restrictions are the toughest in the city, so it’s no surprise the biggest tourist center of NYC, Times Square, is as empty as it’s ever been.
Before Coronavirus, Venezuelan citizens have been protesting the government and the social and economical inequality caused by current president Nicolas Maduro. Now, the protests are still going on, but in more artistic ways. This citizen is using his mask to continue his protesting of a true and fair Venezuela.
Even with the crisis going on, voting can’t be pushed off indefinitely. People in Israel came out to still cast their votes, though there was definitely protection in place for both voters and staff.
If you’re lucky enough to become a parent during these trying times, hospitals are doing all they can to help your child stay safe. Even if that includes a mini face shield like these Thai hospitals are doing.
Easter Mass in the Vatican is usually a huge deal, but with social distancing, the Pope was presenting the service to a digital audience. Just because we’re not together doesn’t mean we have to be missing out on annual traditions.
Like for example, neighbors are using this time to serenade each other on their balconies and patios. The power of music is bringing the citizens of Italy together.
Plus, Cuba right now has been sending many of their doctors overseas to help those areas more affected by Coronavirus. They have been lucky to not be as affected by the virus, so many of their doctors flew to Italy in the beginning to help.
Even with as awful as China was in the beginning, it took them barely any time to get a new hospital built up to help treat Coronavirus. That’s some amazing human achievement there.
Lastly, we have to remember the frontline workers helping us all keep going. Whether it’s the doctors and nurses in the hospitals, the sanitation workers sanitizing the hospitals, retail workers and cooks keeping essential businesses open, manufacturers building much needed supplies, first responders keeping us safe, whoever, you’re all appreciated more than ever.