B.L., 45, a lab technician in Murrieta, CA

What to say about this COVID19 pandemic? So much had happened and I don’t know where to start! It’s been a crazy years with lots of worries, fear, and depression! I would never thought, in a million years, that I would be living a global pandemic! When it’s just started, I thought “oh it won’t be long and we’ll be back to normal in probably a couple of months max!”…but here we are, over a year later, still fighting it, barely moving forward to a solution!

This pandemic had brought out the worst in people! As an Asian American, I’m living double the fear and the worries! I’m not just worry about the Covid-19 itself, but also worried about the “Asian hate” that it has brought to the surface! So much ignorance and hate/racism! I’m worried sending my children back to school because I don’t know what might happen to them! Although we are living in a tolerable neighborhood, I’m still not comfortable, seeing what had happened to Asian Americans around the country/world….I’m praying and hoping this will pass soon and I can get out in  the street without any fear!

Praying and hoping we all go through this pandemic United!

[submitted on 4/27/2021]

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