Three years ago … What did the start of the COVID pandemic unleash for you?

On Jan. 30, 2020, Dr. Tedros of the WHO declared SARS-CoV-2 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. How did your experience during those early days of the pandemic shape the years that have followed? As we mark the third anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic, I took myself back in time to remember what it unleashed for me in the first hundred days (or thereabouts) of COVID.   

Our last hurrah before lockdown. Just a few days before Jan. 30th, family and friends had been celebrating my partner’s 50th birthday — it turned out to be our “last hurrah” before COVID-19 struck.