The coronavirus pandemic has already altered daily life beyond recognition. It will shape our lives for years to come, mostly in ways that are impossible to predict, let alone understand. Esquire asked twenty people to share their experiences in the first few months of the outbreak. Each of their first-person accounts is a reassurance that none of us are facing this alone. Check out the full list here.
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- Population of Washington: 7.6 million
- January 21: Date of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the U. S., a thirty-five-year-old man in Snohomish County
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Now, that shows you the depths of depravity and deceitfulness and outright inhumanity of this person in the White House.
Look, there’s enormous frustration and economic dislocation. Every Washingtonian feels it. But let me do the math here, hold on just a second—okay. About one in three thousand citizens has joined Trump’s crusade on science.
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