Coronavirus Diary

When the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic happened in 2020, I was living in New York City, the epicenter of the virus when the outbreak first happened. In order to keep my readers informed on how I was doing in this epicenter, and how New York City and State were doing, I gave weekly updates in 2020 and 2021 (with a break during a period of 2020 and a period of 2021 when the virus wasn’t affecting New York City as much). You can find the weekly updates below:

Coronavirus Update From New York City: October 14, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: October 7, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: September 30, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: September 23, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: September 16, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City (With Another Hurricane Ida Update): September 9, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City (With a Hurricane Ida Update): September 2, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: August 26, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: August 19, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City (Again): August 12, 2021

My (Hopefully) Final Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 27, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 20, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 13, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 6, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 29, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 22, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 15, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 8, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 1, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: March 25, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: March 18, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: March 11, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: March 4, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: February 25, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: February 18, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: February 11, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: February 4, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: January 28, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: January 21, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: January 14, 2021

Coronavirus Update From New York City: January 7, 2021

Blog Wrap-Up: Calendar Year 2020 (a blog wrap-up post doubling up as a COVID update post too on December 28, 2020)

Coronavirus Update From New York City: December 17, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: December 10, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: December 3, 2020

My Final Coronavirus Update From New York City (For Now, and Hopefully Forever): June 25, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: June 18, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: June 11, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: June 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 27, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 21, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: May 7, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 9, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Update From New York City: March 19, 2020

Additionally, I wrote several other blog posts that have to do with the coronavirus, either directly or indirectly. Here is a list of such posts (along with short previews of what these posts talk about):

Access to Free Coronavirus Testing: An Important Issue-August 16, 2021. This post talks about the lack of, and importance of, free Coronavirus testing in some areas. This post is also on the “Economic Injustice” page.

Accessibility Options I Hope to See Remain After COVID-19-July 26, 2021. This post talks about certain accessibility options brought about by COVID-19 that can hopefully stay around after the pandemic.

Work From Home and the Environment-May 24, 2021. In this post, learn about why working from home during COVID (and even after COVID) may be an environmentally-friendly choice for some of us. This post is also on the “Environmental Injustice” page.

Mental Health and the Coronavirus-May 17, 2021. This post looks at COVID and its impacts from a mental health standpoint. This post is also on the “Mental Health” page.

Nursing Homes and the Coronavirus-May 10, 2021. This post talks about why so many nursing homes have suffered so much loss during COVID-19, as well as what can be done to prevent similar disasters in the future.

The Coronavirus and Ageism-April 19, 2021. This post talks about the role ageism has played in the Coronavirus. This post is also on the page for ageism.

The (COVID) Crisis at the United States–Mexico Border-April 5, 2021. This post talks about how the handling of the influx of migrants by the United States government has created a potential COVID crisis. This post is also in the “immigrants” section.

Addressing the Shootings in the Atlanta Area-March 22, 2021. This post talks about issues raised by the shootings that happened in three Atlanta-area spas in March 2021. This post is also on the “Racial issues” page.

Scapegoating Groups During a Crisis is Nothing New-March 8, 2021. In light of hate crimes against people of Asian descent, this post talks about how scapegoating certain groups during a crisis is nothing new. This is also on the pages for racial issues and religious intolerance.

Addressing Racial Inequity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution-February 1, 2021. This post talks about the racial inequity that was happening early in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, as well as some of the causes of this. This can also be found on the Racial Issues page.

An Underreported Concern: COVID and the January 6, 2021 Pro-Trump Uprising-January 11, 2021. This post talks about the concern that the pro-Trump uprising on January 6, 2021 was a potential super spreader event for COVID-19.

Rural Hospitals and COVID-19-January 4, 2021. This post talks about why some rural hospitals may be particularly vulnerable financially due to COVID-19.

How Issues of Injustice Influenced My Presidential Pick-October 26, 2020. This post talks about who I voted for in the 2020 United States Presidential Election, and why.

Homelessness, Bathrooms, and COVID-September 28, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the under-the-radar issues was the number of public restrooms shut down during the virus. That has been an issue for individuals experiencing homelessness. This post is also in the section for economic injustice.

The Real Issue Exposed by the Unemployment Benefits Debate in the United States-August 10, 2020. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, there was debate over whether unemployment benefits were too large. This post talks about a different issue related to unemployment benefits that many weren’t talking about. This post is also in the economic injustice section of the blog website.

Shared Post: On COVID, Part 5000-August 6, 2020. This shared post talks about the consequences of overwhelmed hospitals for people with disabilities.

Want to “Support Our Health Workers”? Here are Some Tangible Ways to Do So.-August 3, 2020. During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us wanted to thank our health workers. However, there are some tangible actions that could show genuine appreciation for our health workers.

Addressing the Rise in Coronavirus Cases in Some States-June 29, 2020. This post talks about the real cause for concern with the coronavirus in June 2020.

Did You Get Money You Don’t Need From the Feds? Here Are Some Ideas of Where to Donate It.-April 27, 2020. In April 2020, American taxpayers got money from the federal government, regardless of whether people needed it or not. This post gave ideas on where to donate that money you received if you didn’t need it.

On Litter and the Coronavirus-April 20, 2020. One of the seldom-discussed issues with the coronavirus was the littering of items, particularly personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves.

Wealth Over Health: It’s Not Just a Trump Thing-April 13, 2020. Donald Trump, who was president during the coronavirus, was criticized for having an attitude of “wealth over health.” This post explains how such attitudes don’t just exist with Trump…they’re widespread.

How Not to Respond, and How to Respond, to the Coronavirus-March 16, 2020. Just as the coronavirus situation was going downhill in New York, I wrote this post on how not to respond and how to respond to the coronavirus.

On the Refrain of “Don’t Go to Work if You’re Sick”-March 9, 2020. As the coronavirus situation was going downhill, people were being told to not go to work if you’re sick. This post explains why it was easier said than done for some people to follow that advice.