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A Loving Teacher

For those who worked with Fatima Schmidt for the past 15 years, walking by her fourth-grade classroom of Public School 333 in the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx, will never be the same. She died on April 13th from COVID-19. She was 57. A curly short-haired woman, with light brown skin, and brown eyes […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Vaccine

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Vaccine

As the pandemic rolls on, universities, biotech companies and pharmaceutical giants around the world are racing to find a coronavirus vaccine. Taking a vaccine from concept to delivery is process that usually takes many years, sometimes over a decade, but scientists are hopeful they can develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine in two years or […]

What I’m Hearing About the Virus in Iran

What I’m Hearing About the Virus in Iran

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is a celebration of life. The holiday falls on the Spring equinox and celebrates light triumphing over darkness. Only this year, it did not feel quite this way.   On March 19, en route to my family’s celebration in San Diego, the state of California announced a stay-at-home order commencing at […]

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