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New York, I Love You, But This Is Really Getting To Be a Lot

Dear Reader,

After a month of near-constant coronavirus coverage here at GEN, we finally had a chance this week to slow down and take a look around—and it feels like a lot of the country was doing the same. The past several days have had a different rhythm, a combination of relief that the outbreak has plateaued, tempered by the realization that “normal” remains a long way off.

Glynnis MacNicol wrote lyrically about staying in New York City during the pandemic. Meghan Daum went the opposite direction, fleeing the city to the hills of Appalachia with her Newfoundland puppy. Molly Oswaks explored the pandemic’s two Americas — the suffering and the merely bored — while Sady Doyle wrote about female leadership during the outbreak. Finally, senior editor Max Ufberg gave us an update on his new animal friend: Ron, the quarantine horse.

Be well and stay safe,

Brendan Vaughan
Editor-in-Chief, GEN // Medium