The COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented disruption to the flow of life. What began as a dire health concern quickly devolved into a political issue that further isolated people from one another. This sculpture presents the COVID molecule as a ball-and-chain restraint device. A key is seen captured within a glass syringe, offering a way free. The dual meaning implied is that for the health conscious and vaccine skeptic alike, we were all bound by this thing, however we felt about it.