The real heroes in the fight against coronavirus
Updated 8:15 AM ET, Thu April 2, 2020
In a series of essays called The Distance, Thomas Lake is telling the stories of Americans living through the pandemic. Email email@example.com if you have a story to share.
(CNN)They were going somewhere dangerous, and most or all were smiling: 29 health care workers on a plane from Atlanta to the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York. It was Friday, March 27. They made heart symbols with their fingers. A ramp agent took their picture, and Southwest Airlines put it on Instagram. By the following Tuesday, when the picture had circled the internet, at least one of the passengers was on the verge of tears.
Americans living apart and together in the age of pandemic