It was a moment we will never forget. Professional sporting events were canceled, colleges sent students home, the lights went out on Broadway, offices closed their doors. Last March, the world went on lockdown as COVID-19 swept across the globe.
The projected toll was then unimaginable. Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic one year ago, more than 118 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded worldwide and more than 2.6 million people have lost their lives. The United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths: More than 29 million people have contracted the virus and more than 520,000 have died.