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By Ken Stern 

At the start of the second year of our COVID-19 normal world

Editorial –


March 17, 2021

One year. It is a sad anniversary, a year since the coronavirus pandemic turned the world on its head. It has been a year of forced changes, uncertainty, sickness and death. It has been a year of working from home, reduced hours and lost jobs. It has been a year of closed schools, students trying to learn from home and parents, usually moms, adjusting their schedules, with many moms giving up their jobs to supervise and support their children.

2020 was the year of no: No eating out; no festivals, concerts or parades; no fireworks; no sports; no church; no weddings; and no gathering for fun...

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