It’s been one year since the pandemic began. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared a global pandemic. The first national lockdowns across Europe began around the same time. Many of us are now in our second (or even third) lockdown. We’ve been separated from friends and love ones. Perhaps we’re a bit too reliant on takeaways. Those of us who are able to work (or study) remotely have had to figure out how, maybe while also juggling homeschooling and childcare.
2020 will go down as a year that changed the world. In some areas, the pandemic has accelerated changes that were already happening. The shift to home working and online shopping, for example, has been brought forward by COVID-19. Some things, on the other hand, may not have happened without the crisis, such as the election of Joe Biden, or the adoption of common European debt.
What has your own experience of the pandemic been? Were you able to work, study, or keep in touch with friends and family? Do you think the lockdown affected your mental health? Were you able to get exercise, fresh air, etc., during the lockdown?
One year one, how has coronavirus affected your life? How has coronavirus changed the world? How has it changed Europe? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!