Ian Cohen Oral History, 2021/02/19


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Ian Cohen Oral History, 2021/02/19
Mini oral history with Ian Cohen, 2/19/2021

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Mini oral history with Ian Cohen, 2/19/2021.
Interviewed by Padraic Cohen

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Padraic Cohen

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Ian Cohen

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Mini oral history with Ian Cohen, 2/19/2021.
Interviewed by Padraic Cohen

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Padraic Cohen: Hi my name is Padraic Cohen and I’m a graduate student intern with the COVID-19 archive at ASU. The date is February 19th, 2021the time is 3:17PM and I’m speaking with Ian Cohen.
I want to ask you a question about your pandemic experience, but before I do, I would like to ask for your consent to record this response for the COVID-19 archive. The COVID-19 archive is a digital archive at ASU that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do I have your consent to record your response and add it to the archive with your name?
Ian Cohen: Yes, you do
Padraic Cohen: Thank you.
Padraic Cohen: First, can you tell me your age, name uh sorry, your name, age, race and where you live.
Ian Cohen: Ian Cohen, age is 67 and I live in Cochrane Alberta Canada
Padraic: And your race
Ian Cohen: And I’m a Caucasian male
Padraic Cohen: Thank you, now I’d like to ask you a quick question about the pandemic.
Padraic Cohen: We’ve experienced a lot of changes in 2020 and many have been negative and disruptive. But perhaps it’s not all bad. What’s one positive thing you’ve experienced during the pandemic?
Ian: One positive thing… I think it’s brought people together and uh, made them a little more aware of eachother and their needs of eachother and supportive of eachother
Padraic: Thank you, uh, thank you for your time today that’s all then I guess
Ian Cohen: That’s it?
Padraic: Yeah that’s it, it’s just one question, do you have anything more you want to say?
Ian Cohen: Well I just think that, there has been a lot of negatives from the pandemic but um, it’s proved people to be resilient and to be able to focus their attention on other activities to create a better, in some cases a better family awareness and probably brought families together more, focus on the things that mean more in life than just the superfluicious kinds of things that we usually focus on
Padraic Cohen: mmhm yeah, that makes sense, alright that’s it, thank yo-
Ian Cohen: I hope that was enough
Padraic Cohen: Yeah that was perfect, thank you so much, all right!
This interview was conducted in Cochrane Alberta, Canada

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