The recent coronavirus pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the world, causing mass panic and sending world superpowers into chaos. So far, the virus has reached every continent, and has caused more than 5,000 deaths worldwide. This past week, all schools were closed in Quincy for 3 weeks, and restaurants are closed for a month. In addition, people are being told to stay inside to prevent the spread of the virus through social interaction. In addition, just the evening before our opening night for “Into the Woods…” that we worked so hard for the last 3-4 months was also postponed.
As a whole, it feels like this is all a dream, and that I am just waiting to wake up and see that everything is normal. While there have been virus outbreaks before, they all appear to be happening in other parts of the world, and I would have never expected it to reach Quincy, let alone the US. Judging by the events unfolding in the rest of the world, it feels like we are in the apocalypse: the world spiralling into chaos and ending with our ultimate demise. While I believe that, like with all viruses, in time a cure will be found and the virus will subside, only time will tell what happens from here.