MEDIA | The New York Times: 24 hours in a pandemic nation

A virtual recovery meeting. A police officer donned in a face mask. A pastor without a congregation. A funeral director trying to bury the dead. This is a new America.

12:40 A.M. Kirkland, Wash. - Tammy Wiatrowski curled up on a lilac sectional with a writing tray and a floral-patterned journal. She has been writing in it since early March, after working 57 hours over four days as a charge nurse in a critical care unit. It had dealt with the first spate of the nation’s deaths, a crunch of supplies, quarantined employees and a dire uncertainty.

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