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Voices from the pandemic

This community reporting project was launched in March 2020 as a way to show the pandemic’s toll over a sustained period of time in Minneapolis. It was published in the Southwest Journal until the paper’s closure in December 2020. Below are local residents’ stories recorded after the paper’s closure.

HCMC nurse: ‘The vaccine has given us some hope’

We’re holding up these iPads so they can do Christmas with their families on Zoom, and we look and there are huge family gatherings happening with many people. And I’m thinking, “How many of you are going to be in the ICU in a couple of weeks?”


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