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K.N., 65, a piano teacher and substitute teacher in Murrieta, CA

“We were going to have a large party for my mother’s 90th birthday which ended up being a drive by for her. A few inconveniences that we encountered during our time in quarantine. Although these inconveniences disappointed us all they were minor in comparison to the devastation experienced by many during this pandemic.”

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A.D., a teen in New York City, NY

“Life turned upside down in a matter of days. What I believed was merely another instance of hysteria affected the people I love. Thousands of people are dying and ever more are actively sick. Coronavirus will change the world forever.”

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M.B., 27, an Academic Staff in Palo Alto, CA

“[…]our family has not seen each other in person this year, and I am afraid that we will not be able to make it happen. While my family members and I are all incredibly lucky that nothing has happened to us (yet), the lack of togetherness has affected us all emotionally.”

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