Written by Atrayee Dutt. Edited by Eden Gringart and Jordanne Stewart.
Artwork by Thanh Le.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has left people all around the world in a state of despair. Quarantine and self-isolation have caused people to become increasingly anxious about the current situation, the death toll, the health of their friends and families, and the economic crisis. The world is in a state of panic and anguish; however, not all hope is lost. Despite these challenging times, there has been a renewed strengthening of families, an increased sense of bonding in local communities, and through the internet, youth have found solace and optimism.