These Stories About COVID-19 Need To Be Heard

If you want to know empathy, put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Try and understand their thoughts, fears, anxieties, struggles, and imagine it was you.

In this COVID-19 pandemic, we see people who have caught the virus, who didn’t believe they could get it (young people especially). We see people who have the virus who still have a family to take care of. We see people who are still working at grocery stores and vet hospitals and as UPS drivers and everything in between, still hanging on by a thread, trying to take care of our society.

If we want things to go back to the way they were and feel “normal” again, we need to do our part and stay at home. We need to understand the people who are trying to keep us together, while we spend time apart. We need to understand the people who have been affected by the virus and how–no matter who you are, what your age is, or what your health is like–anyone is at risk.

Here are some COVID-19 stories:

A young girl with the virus.

Stay 6 feet away from people, even your loved ones.

A mom with the virus (read the thread for the full story):

Anxious, frustrated, and scared grocery store workers:

Making the tough (but morally good) decisions:

UPS drivers out in the world:

Nurses are badasses who deserve everything good in this world!!!

Healthcare workers helping those who can’t help themselves.

Now, not all of these stories are bad and scary and anxiety-inducing. Here are some stories of light and kindness (and maybe a little bit of humor?):

“Not useless anymore.”

👏  🙌

The humans are home and all cats are pissed.

Dogs as coworkers:

Stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, keep a 6ft distance from people, don’t touch your face. Hang in there everyone.

Brooklyn-based poet, writer, avid coffee drinker, and music lover.

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