Travel restrictions, closed borders, longing for distant shores.

Vaccine hesitancy, misinformation spread, trust in science challenged.

Research breakthroughs, treatments evolved, medical knowledge expanded.

Health disparities exposed, marginalized communities disproportionately affected.

Loss and grief, memorial tributes, mourning collective tragedy.

Remote work revolution, office spaces deserted, commuting paused.

Infections soared, lockdowns ensued, lives were disrupted.

Masks became essential, a symbol of protection.

Social distancing, a crucial measure to curb transmission.

Testing became widespread, tracing the invisible enemy.

Vaccines emerged, a glimmer of hope appeared.