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Pandemic Reflections

One weary year of trying to keep everyone healthy and safe

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On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, I headed into Medium’s NYC office and presented a deck called “Pandemics n’ Packages,” about Elemental’s coverage plans for this novel coronavirus. It was my husband’s birthday, so that night we went out to dinner with my 83-year-old father-in-law. Some of my FIL’s friends happened…

Why he’s optimistic about the future of the pandemic

A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination as part of a vaccine trial on August 13, 2020. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

This article is adapted from a new live-event series called Medium in Conversation. Andy Slavitt is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama, host of the pandemic podcast In the Bubble, and author of the forthcoming book Preventable — a behind-the-scenes look…

Six Months In

Introducing Elemental’s special series on Covid-19

Trying to follow this unending pandemic on a day-to-day basis has been like looking through a chain-link fence: irritating, disorienting, and nauseating. We’ve all been doing this nonstop since March. Six months later, where do we find ourselves?

All this week, Elemental is going to try and answer that question…

Sarah Collins

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