Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Getting my first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine was equal parts exciting and anxiety-inducing. Since I am in a high-priority group, getting the vaccine felt urgent. Despite trusting the science behind mRNA vaccines, I still had anxiety about possible side effects and whether it would interact with my daily medications. Now, having the first shot and first-shot anxiety behind me, I can’t wait for my second.

Somehow, new friendships formed in the pandemic. They’re here to stay.

‘Common struggle brings us together,’ one expert said

Why burnout won’t go away, even as life returns to ‘normal’

‘It turns out everything has been overwhelming. And there’s no shaking it.’

The pandemic empowered me to realize I’m nonbinary

I feel like I’m meeting myself for the first time