How do we memorialize the pandemic? Design by NESA member Michael Alfano

As the United States nears its one millionth COVID-19-related death, artists, architects, and community leaders are calling for a permanent memorial to honor all those touched by COVID and to ensure their pain is never forgotten. Fully realizing the pandemic is far from over, Globe Opinion asked several artists for their vision of what a COVID memorial could look like.

NESA member, Michael Alfano submitted this design, Coronaflower. You can vote for Michael’s design and view the other submissions at