When the coronavirus pandemic forced former ICWA fellow Shannon Sims (Brazil 2012-2014) to put off her departure for Brazil and wait in Houston, she watched her hometown turn into a Covid-19 epicenter.
“I found myself spending months wandering an uncannily quiet, traffic-less city,” she writes for Bloomberg Businessweek. “As the bad news mounted, I saw Houston fumble to grasp the gravity of the situation. With temperatures rising high enough that the air above the asphalt wobbled, Houston slipped into a delusional state, a kind of public-health fever dream.”
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