Lockdown and Isolation in Two Different Eras of Fear

The fountains that replaced the Twin Towers in 2013 after the area was closed to tourists in early March.

Before the novel corona virus hit U.S. soil, Americans were only set to commemorate one anniversary in 2021: the 20th of the day forever known as 9/11. Now, we will likely add the one-year observation of the March day that COVID-19 became a pandemic in New York. Both will focus on a city that represents America to the rest of the world; both will…