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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…

On April 10, 2019, Medium launched Elemental — a new science-backed health and wellness publication to help people better understand and take care of their bodies and minds.

What a long, strange year it’s been.

We now find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, on week 4 (feels…

Maybe this is the message that will get people to listen

A couple of days ago, my mom texted me this Medium post, asking if I’d seen it. It was written by Greg Gilman, a guy I went to high school with back in the 1990s. His sister, Monica, was my co-captain on the soccer team. …

Dear Elemental reader,

This week has felt like a lifetime. I’m sitting here past midnight (on my birthday, no less) with a racing mind, bone-tired body, and tight chest. I can only imagine you’re feeling much of the same.

Since coronavirus crept into our lives early this year, Elemental has…

Dear Elemental reader:

We just hit publish on our latest coronavirus story. It’s called “Quarantining and Isolation: When Do You Do It, And Why,” and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t cause me to pause and think how eerie it is to publish a story with that headline.

Let in the light.

Good morning! If there’s a sunny window near you, may I suggest you sit by it to read this email?

I wanted to let you know about something Elemental has been up to, in case you haven’t basked in the glow of it just yet: LIGHT WEEK. …

Sarah Collins

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