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The National Virtual Medical Orchestra Brings Health Care Workers Together : NPR

“I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video,” says violinist Dr. Erica Hardy. She says the orchestra’s virtual performances are a way to give back to the community. Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption Screenshot by NPR “I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video,” says … Read more

For Hospital Interpreters, COVID-19’s Uncertainty Brings A Unique Challenge : NPR

NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with Jesenia Pelayo, a Spanish interpreter at UI Health in Chicago, about her experience helping patients navigate COVID-19. LEILA FADEL, HOST: We’re constantly learning about the coronavirus and the disease COVID-19. So imagine not only treating a moving target but also communicating all the new or changing information to worried patients … Read more

Detroit Activist Brings His Community Together During The Pandemic Through Facebook : NPR

Activist Justin Onwenu started a Facebook group to connect Detroit communities at the start of the pandemic. He talks about the needs and challenges of that group. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Justin Onwenu is 23 years old. He lives and works in Detroit. JUSTIN ONWENU: Every generation has faced crises. For older generations, it was the … Read more