My mom goes into work everyday at an overflowing hospital ward, and cares for patients who have tested positive for Covid-19. Often, she doesn’t have the proper protective equipment. I’m terrified that one day she might start coughing, or get a fever. I’m terrified that one day she might stop breathing.

I’m also angry. Angry at the virus for taking so many human lives. Angry at the Trump administration for seeing intelligence reports about the virus months before it came to my mom’s hospital, but deciding not to raise the alarm. Angry at the president for sidelining, contradicting, and firing…

Navruz Baum

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