Pandemic Progress and Defeat: COVID-19 One Year Later
On March 13, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a national emergency leading to shutdowns across the country.
From empty store shelves to overwhelming death tolls, Americans have faced trials over the last year that most had never encountered before. With over 540,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, many wonder if things will ever return to normal.
Yet as we pass this one-year milestone, Americans are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. The CDC reports that 43% of U.S. citizens have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the number of new cases has gone down dramatically since January 2021.
The stories in this series titled, “Pandemic Progress and Defeat: COVID-19 One Year Later,” examine the hardships people in our community have faced, how we’ve managed to overcome them, and what we have learned.
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Las Cruces organizations keep community afloat
College athletics recruiting remains virtual
An emerging mental health crisis
The arts manage to stay active amid lockdowns
Travel restrictions create hardships, opportunities for students
Financial realities for struggling students
Pandemic leads to educational challenges, successes