In an all-out effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, health and government officials worldwide have mandated travel restrictions, closed schools and businesses, and set limits on public gatherings. People have also been urged to practice social distancing in public spaces, and to isolate themselves at home as much as possible. This rapid and widespread shift in rules and behavior has left much of the world looking very different than it did a few months ago, with emptied streets, schools, workplaces, and restaurants, and almost everyone staying home. Gathered below, some recent scenes from this pandemic, and of people coping with the many problems it is causing.
Coming home from Tulsa, the intensely image-conscious president no longer looked like a winner.
The amazing thing about the saga is how much of it happened in the full light of day.
The gap between soaring cases and falling deaths is being weaponized by the right to claim a hollow victory in the face of shameless failure. What’s really going on?
White, conservative Christians who set aside the tenets of their faith to support Donald Trump are now left with little to show for it.
The disappearance of local news is a slow-moving disaster.
What happens when a meme becomes a terrorist movement?
Many American public-health specialists are at risk of burning out as the coronavirus surges back.
Taste the Nation is breezy in tone, but it exposes the betrayals at the heart of “American” cuisine.
America needs a reckoning over racism. Punishing people who did not do anything wrong harms that important cause.