Since the global pandemic was officially announced on February 11th this year, most people's lives have changed dramatically. Although now, some places are beginning to reopen, the last month and a half have been full of dark unknowns.
As businesses shut down, the unemployment rate skyrocketed worldwide with people hoarded groceries out of complete and utter fear. Citizens sat idly by their televisions, radios, checked in daily with their local health department, just to have a glimpse of an idea of what was really happening around us.
Many probably can't say that they haven't been concerned for what our future would look like from here on forward. These photos are a powerful testament to life as most of us have known it. Stamped into the history books, The Pandemic of 2020.
Sweet and innocent newborn baby, Phuc An, needing as much protection as possible before leaving the safety of home for his vaccinations in Hanoi, Vietnam..
A 2020 graduate picking up his diploma during a social distancing graduation ceremony at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley Illinois on May 6th.
Two people dine together for lunch in a hot pot restaurant that reopened with brand new health measures. Including, plastic barriers and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Bangkog, on May 4th.
U.S. President Donald Trump outwardly speaks during the signing of a proclamation in honor of World Nurses Day on, May 6th.
Police Officers in NYC wake up a passenger riding the subway despite the pandemic, on May 6th.
Protestors in Brunswick Georgia demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed black man that was chased down and fatally shot while out for a run.
Demonstrators wrestling with the Turkish police while at a rally in Istanbul on May day, May 1st.
A Police Officer clutches his pistol as he clashes with the protestors in the Kariobangi slum of Nairobi, on May 8th.
Troops of the Radiological, Chemical, and Biological Defense from Belarus's Defense Ministry spraying disinfectant directly on one another after they cleaned the premisis of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics, merely as a preventative measure so not to spread the coronavirus further.
Much needed PPE (protective equipment supplies) arrive at Bournemouth International Airport in England, sent from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on May 6th.
A rally organized by Greek artists and members of artists unions asking the Green government for financial aid, due to income lost during the lockdown in central Athens on, May 7th.
A French school director by the name of Delphine Bediou measures the desks in compliance with social distancing measures in an elementary classroom, just a few days before reopening in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on, May 7th.
Grief strikes relatives near a deceased man who passed away on the streets in Medellin Columbia, during the pandemic on, May 6th.
In St. Petersburg Russia, a wall of portraits of medical workers is built by Irina Maslova, all of whom have died after contracting the coronavirus.
Arlen Laranjeira Bezerra fled an emergency room in Manaus in Amazonas state Brazil, and died under circumstances that are still unknown. Her relatives are mourning her death as they wait for the removal of her body on, May 5th.
A woman gave a lovely wave to residents in a nursing home along with the nurses who care for them, all while they are attending a church service in Tiefenort Germany on, May 7th.
A lone man walks passed banners that depict spectators whom were in the stands prior to South Korea's new baseball season's opening game between the SK Wyverns and the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon on, May 5th.
At the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, some traditional Thai dancers performed after their reopening. The Thai government let the loose on the reigns from the directed health measures that were in place due to the novel coronavirus on, May 4th.
A religious Muslim scholar is seen praying during Ramadan in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 4th.
Watermelons are being sold by vendors at a fruit market in Peshawar, Pakistan, on May 6th.
Police Officers along with soldiers, all armed, train together in Chongzuo, Guangxi China, on May 6th.
One of Great Britain's Rowing Team, Jamie Copus, trains while in isolation at his home in Oxford, England, on May 6th.
As a piece of Victory Day celebrations by the Motherlands Calls monument, hot air balloons were seen floating in Volgograd, Russia, on May 6th.
Deputy Commander of the Air and Air Defense Forces Unit of the Southern Military District, Maj. Gen. Tagir Gadzhiyev, is seen along with, World War II veteran, by the name of Yelena Gorbacheva, in front of a private concert which marks her 95th birthday celebration and the 75th anniversary of the triumph over Nazi Germany in Rostov, Russia, on May 6th.
A live broadcast specifically for prayers is set up by Buddhist monks, inside the Wat Bowonniwet temple in Bangkok on, May 6th.
Two citizens of Hamburg, Germany, Class Vogt and Klaus Baumgart are seen here in their new masks on, May 5th.
One medical worker joyfully poses in a lab where serological testing is being completed on municipal workers at the Capitoline Hill municipal building in Rome, on May 6th.
In Huntington Village, New York, one happy mom, Lisa Fascilla, (seen second from the left) and her kids, Nina (far left), and Alex (third from the left) received a unique delivery of brews from Karen and Mark Heuwetter, but ultimately by their two dogs who go by, Buddy and Barley, on May 3rd.
Saved the best for last. The gorgeous flower moon is striking the Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Huddersfield, England, with it's overwhelming beauty. Dated May 6th.