Hugging loved ones. Shaking hands. Going to school. Grabbing dinner at a restaurant. Visiting elderly family members. Most Americans didn’t know this week last year was their last chance at normalcy.
And while people have learned to adjust, the coronavirus pandemic has upended — and taken — millions of lives across the globe.
Add the upheaval of a nation’s reckoning with racism and injustice along with a historic presidential election, and the pandemic year becomes more than about the virus.