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Gunfire and Crashing Cars: In Struggling Neighborhoods, ‘We’re Losing Our Grip’

Heidi Deddens
Heidi Deddens is the managing editor of Comment magazine. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a focus on English Literature from Trinity Western University, where she was managing editor of the university's literary journal. Born and raised in Western Canada, she now lives in Ottawa.

We are not all experiencing the same pandemic—not even close. Poverty is a dramatic force multiplier for nearly every disruption to life caused by COVID-19, and this gut-wrenching New York Times piece on East Cleveland illustrates how.