Globalization Persists Through the Pandemic

Today I’ll be taking my first air flight since March 2020. It’s not an international flight, just Jet Blue from JFK to LAX, but the past year and a half has seemed strange and stationary. I am not one of those people who love travel and can’t wait for the next adventure, but professional work has brought me to many places, and it has seemed almost unnatural to limit those contacts to Zoom and email. Even as the pandemic continues and the delta variant has many people on edge, we are learning to navigate this COVID era and resuming our paths around the planet. Both people and goods are on the move, and even the risk of COVID-19 can’t stop it.

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