The Way We Live Now
Post-pandemic trends

Shameen Abubakar

Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J. Professor: Mary D'Ambrosio Class: Writing the Mediterranean Takeaway: I found it really rewarding to focus on a missed or smaller story I was in a position to tell. This virus has completely changed our lives. And this story made me see the way it has changed the quiet things we thought couldn't be touched. Surprisingly, coronavirus has sometimes brought unity: a realization that people all over the world are affected by the same kinds of problems.


Where Lockdown is Impossible In a poor country like Pakistan, halting economic activity could lead to catastrophe, some fear. Instead, wealthier people are helping their poorer neighbors. As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, people all over the world find themselves dealing...