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A., 22, a student in Moscow, Russia

“Когда вернулась в Москву, было страшно ходить в метро, люди в масках вводили в дикую тоску. Сейчас уже легче, хотя именно во вторую волну у меня заболела буквально вся семья.”

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M.C., a teen in Murrieta, CA

” I have been through pain, happiness, stress, excitement, and sadness through this taxing quarantine. In the end, I have learned the valuable life lesson that everything happens for a reason. I will not always get what I want, but I can learn from the journey and emotions that I am currently experiencing and use it to form my future self.”

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S.Y., 19, a student in Fairfax, VA

“I have donated to a couple charities, but that didn’t even feel real – I have been so isolated in my house that I don’t really know what’s going on in the outside world now. It’s sad that so many people have died, their lives turning into a number on the death count. What’s even more sad is that I don’t even feel anything anymore. I just want this to be over…”

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