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Tag Archives: The Pandemic is Personal

The Pan­dem­ic is Per­son­al is a week­ly series focus­ing on on how the nov­el coro­n­avirus (SARS-CoV­‑2) is affect­ing the every­day lives of peo­ple through­out the Pacif­ic North­west. New install­ments appear on Sat­ur­days; many are writ­ten by NPI staff. The inspi­ra­tion for the series came from the fact that the lives of celebri­ties are exten­sive­ly chron­i­cled in the mass media, but the lived expe­ri­ences of peo­ple who aren’t famous are usu­al­ly not. Install­ments of The Pan­dem­ic is Per­son­al are all first per­son essays, as opposed to tra­di­tion­al report­ing writ­ten in a third per­son voice.

The Pandemic is Personal: Jef­frey Robin­son on celebrating PRIDE during COVID-19

Excerpt: An LGBTQ+ Democratic Party leader shares his views on the importance and meaning of PRIDE during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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The Pandemic is Personal: Patti Dailey on adjusting to not going out during COVID-19

Excerpt: A Pierce County activist and public servant reflects on keeping up a strict physical distancing regimen to avoid contracting COVID-19.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports
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The Pandemic is Personal: Rituja Indapure on how COVID-19 has changed everyday life

Excerpt: One of NPI's Advisory Councilmembers describes her spring with the pandemic in a series of journal entries recorded at one month intervals.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Public Service, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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The Pandemic is Personal: NPI’s Bobby Aiyer on graduating high school during COVID-19

Excerpt: NPI's Transit Advocate writes about what it's like to be a senior during the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic, which unexpectedly ended the Class of 2020's in-person learning.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Series & Special Reports
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The Pandemic is Personal: Ed Hodapp on staying at home in America’s wealthiest city

Excerpt: A Sammamish resident discusses what it's like to live with two other people who are also at higher than average risk from COVID-19 under one roof.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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The Pandemic is Personal: Theresa Curry Almuti of NPI on pregnancy during COVID-19

Excerpt: NPI's Documentary Advocate writes about what it's like to be pregnant during the worst pandemic that the world has seen since the early twentieth century.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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The Pandemic is Personal: Sedro-Woolley’s Germaine Kornegay on small town resilience

Excerpt: One of Skagit County's local elected officials writes about what it's like to live in a rural community during a time of great stress and hardship.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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The Pandemic is Personal: David Johnson of NPI on rooming during a public health crisis

Excerpt: NPI's Literary Advocate writes about what it's like to live with housemates during the worst public health emergency the United States has seen in decades.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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