Watertown COVID-19 Collective Memory Initiative
"Once some of the details came out with COVID, there were concerns about people with respiratory problems, people over a certain age - and a lot of the veterans that we take care of have both. The Vietnam era veterans...
"I am a strong believer that health care is a right, an entitlement... I am hoping that on that front that we, globally and in our country, will come to realize because [of COVID-19] that health care is a human...
"Once you first started hearing about the idea of 'what if there are not enough ventilators?' and we had to create a criteria for doctors to evaluate who is going to get what kind of treatment, my very first thought...
"From the beginning of this I wanted to focus on the positive, and keep the mindset that this is temporary - and I don't want to squander this time." Dawn, Watertown Resident, talks about how she is balancing working from...
"I miss the residents [of Brigham House] terribly... I occasionally have looked on the Boston Globe obituaries to see if they are all okay because assisted living homes have been hit terribly." Watertown Resident Ruth Rappaport talks about how both...
"Call volume in general is down...there's a lot of people who have really been afraid to go to the hospital so they haven't called us, because they don't want to go to the hospital and risk getting infected with COVID."...
"I am concerned that when I get back to teaching seniors, that I will see deaths; I am afraid some of them are going to die - not just from the disease, but from the loneliness that comes from isolation......
"We walked out of school on Thursday March 12th, thinking we would be gone just for a weekend – only being still out of school… how do we keep changing this model, day to day, hour to hour?” Stacy Phelan,...
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