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The Dangerous Luxury of Claiming You've Rejected Society

Title (Dublin Core)

The Dangerous Luxury of Claiming You've Rejected Society

Description (Dublin Core)

Early in the pandemic, a man I knew died of Covid-19 in an overwhelmed hospital. I kept thinking he might not have died if the hospital had been better funded. Then I remembered he had once insisted to me that he lived outside society. I saw a sad connection: hospitals and public health in general were underfunded because too many people felt they did not share a common society with others. More thoughts about Covid and community started flooding my mind. Eventually I pulled these thoughts together in a short essay.
Data analyst in Institutional Research; Retired director of CLIP and CUNY Start

Date (Dublin Core)

June 19, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Ellen Balleisen

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Ellen Balleisen

Partner (Dublin Core)

Bronx Community College

Type (Dublin Core)

Personal Essay

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Art & Design
English Conflict
English Government Federal
English Protest
English Social Issues

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

writing
mask
personal essay
privilege
perspective

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

Covid death
white privilege
Donald Trump
libertarianism
community
mask refusal
overwhelmed hospital

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

01/28/2021

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

01/28/2021
02/11/2021

Date Created (Dublin Core)

06/19/2020

Coverage (Dublin Core)

The Bronx, NY

Format (Dublin Core)

application/pdf

Rights (Dublin Core)

CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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This item was submitted on January 28, 2021 by [anonymous user] using the form “Share your story- Bronx” on the site “Bronx Community College New York”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/bronx-community-college-new-york

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