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5 Things We’d Rather Do Than “Go Back to Normal”

Letters from the editors.

The idea of the United States “returning to normal” gives us pause for many reasons. First, this country never had a coherent strategy for dealing with the Coronavirus. Before it even became the monster that it is now, nothing was being done to stymie its eventual presence within our borders.



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Joseph Coco

Big haired #Leo who writes about existing as a Queer POC in America. Louisiana Creole. New Orleans. I’m the dramatic southern belle your parents love!