Unreal, but United: Collected Images of COVID-19

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.”

~Kitty O’Meara, In the Time of the Pandemic

I’ve been collecting and curating these images piecemeal over the last week, pulling them from social media (especially Reddit). There’s no images of hoarding here; everyone just needs to remember who they are, because this will eventually pass. Some are surreal, some positive, some heroic. Most are of the greatest of human traits: common decency. There’s no ads, and I only split it into multiple pages to speed up loading.

New York City. Morning rush hour, March 24th, 2020

Animator Mike Judge resurrected ‘King of the Hill’ to illustrate proper social distancing

A sign that time-honored social conventions—some centuries old—may forever change



Dr. Shirin Rouhani treated patients suffering from COVID-19 while fighting the virus herself, even carting around her own IV. She lost her fight Match 19th.