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Pandemic Files

Why Does Every Ad on TV Sound Exactly the Same?

How “In these uncertain times” became ad agencies’ favorite slogan.
Ben Purkert
June 9, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

After the Apocalypse

Ama Codjoe
June 4, 2020
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Pandemic Files

Lives or Livelihoods

Zimbabwe’s hospitals are woefully unequipped for the pandemic, but the nation’s citizens can’t afford to stay inside.
Khameer Kidia
May 20, 2020
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Pandemic Files

The Profound Horror of the Mass Grave

If funerals show a society’s endurance, ours is coming apart
Kathryn Lofton
May 19, 2020
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Pandemic Files

A Commencement Deferred

I was supposed to spend this week celebrating my graduation from Yale. Instead, I’m learning stories my immigrant family has never told before.
Meghana Mysore
May 18, 2020
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Pandemic Files

The Children Know

When my father died of AIDS, he couldn’t shield me from his pain
Emily Ziff Griffin
May 14, 2020
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Pandemic Files

The Day After This Day

Matthias Göritz,
Mary Jo Bang
May 12, 2020
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Pandemic Files

History is Another Word for Trauma

My aunt survived the Blitz and an orphanage, and taught me how to endure my partner's death. When coronavirus took her, she gave me one final lesson.
Rachel Jamison Webster
May 11, 2020
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Pandemic Files

Sheltering Out of Place

I thought escaping to France would preserve my children's innocence. It wasn't that easy.
Natasha Randall
April 28, 2020
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Pandemic Files

COVID-19 Spread While the World Slept

335 new diseases emerged between 1960 and 2004. Why weren't we ready for this one?
Frank Snowden
April 27, 2020