A Novel Virus and Insidious Ice Floes

Sarah K Stricker
5 min readMar 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic made our lives rigid and frozen. Now (maybe) those jagged edges will begin to melt.

Photo by Yomex Owo on Unsplash

Before any lockdowns, mask mandates, even before the spread of SARS-CoV-2 was labeled a pandemic, I’d paid attention. From the first mention I came across on Twitter, early in January 2020, describing an epidemic of infections from a mysterious virus, I searched for as much detail as I could…

Sarah K Stricker

Writing about disability, chronic illness, & mental health. MS in health communication from @NUHealthComm. Find my work in Invisible Illness & No End in Sight.