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N.N., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“Well, the pandemic has made us locked up for over three weeks now and we´re getting a little crazy. But the real thing that’s happening is the situation with the poor people, they are crowded and with no food – that’s the real problem.”

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E.D., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“This situation affects me in a bad way and also in a good way because I think that all people are learning much more to value what they have and they are taking more seriously the situation, but also suddenly it affects me badly: I am not so nice with my family because I start to collapse with the feeling of confinement.”

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E.K., 73, retired, in Westminster, CA

“Within this new atmosphere, our gratitude, as a Buddhist, for each other and others has grown even stronger through the pandemic. We begin our day with deep appreciation to the many unselfish and essential people that place their lives in front of the mysterious virus that lurks outside…”

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