How do we live in a world enshrouded by an invisible, life-threatening virus, targeting everyone, especially the unwary, the self-absorbed, and the poor? Has COVID-19 altered what we think about/remember/prepare for? “What Happens Now” looks at living unprepared for irrational dying. Each work juxtaposes pre-and-post-pandemic thinking and perspective. It’s about how people process 175,000+ deaths by ignoring, denying, ridiculing, despairing over, etc. the existence/impact of an opportunistic invader. It’s about assigning blame for the pandemic, anxiety to avoid illness, and grasping for cures.