The North is empty. The doors are shuttered and every day new ‘for rent’ and ‘for sale’ signs are going up. Some of the business owners I spoke with said they would be extremely challenged to make it until Christmas if this isn’t over.
On the one hand, many countries opening up have citizens who have done the hard yards to eradicate COVID19, by following extreme measures. It’s not over in many of these countries, but they have a better sense of where they are, and a commitment to doing what is needed to end the crisis in their countries.
I spent a day visiting and sharing food at Burmese workers camps in Phuket Town, Thailand at the end of May 2020. It was a very humbling experience and it unveiled the deep economic impact COVID19 has had on communities like this. The virus did not impact this community, the economic fall-out has. It’s been devastating.
Hi everyone, writing to you from the end of my 10th week in quarantine, and while the early weeks saw me lost in the story of this time, I am finding my way out that state, and the family is moving forward too. Like so many of us, my husband and I have absolutely no …