Virtual Event: COVID-19, One Year and Counting

The Atlantic hosts a virtual event to mark the first anniversary of the start of social distancing, today at 1 p.m. ET.

A peach-colored background that says "The Big Story: COVID-19: One Year and Counting" with the red Atlantic A on the left

It was unimaginable. A respiratory virus turned global pandemic disrupted every facet of our world. This was something public-health officials had been planning for. Yet most leaders seemed totally unprepared for its onslaught. A year later, half a million Americans have died. Where do we go from here?

The Atlantic will explore the year that was, the power of the vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and the potential return to normalcy.

The event will feature deputy editor Ross Andersen and staff writers Derek Thompson, Katherine J. Wu, and Sarah Zhang.