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Our Pandemic Summer

The Atlantic, April 15

The fight against the coronavirus won’t be over when the U.S. reopens. Here’s how the nation must prepare itself.

People lounging on innertubes with coronavirus particles in the background
Joan Wong

Story by Ed Yong

The pandemic is not a hurricane or a wildfire. It is not comparable to Pearl Harbor or 9/11. Such disasters are confined in time and space. The SARS-CoV-2 virus will linger through the year and across the world. “Everyone wants to know when this will end,” said Devi Sridhar, a public-health expert at the University of Edinburgh. “That’s not the right question. The right question is: How do we continue?”

By Sallie Han

Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta
Cultural, linguistic, medical anthropology; reproduction; gender; kinship; ethnography; United States. Former journalist (The Daily News, New York).

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