The slow transitions of a lingering pandemic
Pedestrians walk through NYC on June 16, the day before COVID-19 restrictions lifted in the state. | Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress
Okay, there’s nothing official about it, but the entire world is in a strange transition time right now — and likely will be for a while. Unlike the jump-cut into the pandemic, or even the suspenseful vaccine ramp-up, this time is more hopeful, less frantic, but also stretched out in an uneven mess. Places, populations, and even industries are moving at different paces as they move back to some semblance of normality.