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Pandemic Reflections

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I live alone. It’s been a very long year.

Illustration of a person dressed in winter clothes walking alone on the sidewalk with swan necks silhouetting in the foreground.
Illustration of a person dressed in winter clothes walking alone on the sidewalk with swan necks silhouetting in the foreground.
Illustration by Derek Abella for GEN


What I saw made me question everything, including myself

Illustration: Grace Duong for GEN


The photographs in this series were taken in New York City between April and June 2020. Photos: Gaia Squarci

As long as we focus on deaths and statistics, the bigger story of Covid-19 will go untold


Vaccine scolding is the perfect end to a pandemic year full of personal judgments

3 people touching a laptop
3 people touching a laptop
They’re getting mad at your vaccine selfie, probably. Photo: John Schnobrich on Unsplash

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