24 Hours in a Pandemic Nation

Joana Avillez/The New York Times

Date Published: April 4, 2020

Source: The New York Times

In this collection of vignettes, we are given a peek into how social distancing and quarantine have shaped each of our narratives in dramatically different ways. A recovering addict attends an online drug recovery meeting to hear others’ stories of fear and strength. A bus driver has become a deliverer of meals to her students in need. A Chinese student is stranded on her university campus, unable to return home and facing racism. Through these life narratives, we can see how this pandemic has raised unique challenges to which we are seeking solutions cemented in connection, resilience, and hope. 

Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/us/coronavirus-24-hours-america.html

Summary by: Grace Xu