On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. By that time, countries around the world had already experienced the beginning of the health and financial devastation the CoV-2 virus would bring.
Over the following days and weeks whole countries sheltered in place to flatten the curve and give our healthcare workers time to prepare, our scientists and doctors time to explore treatments and vaccines and the rest of the world time to pause. For some, that pause meant the loss of income. For others, it meant the loss of key celebrations from religious holidays to birthdays, proms and graduation. Sadly, for some, it meant saying goodbye to a loved one who died from COVID-19. For all of us, it became a turning point in history.