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— by Ali Francis: At the beginning of the pandemic, it felt like my paycheck-to-paycheck life in New York City had caught up with me: I was spooked by the failures of our health care system, angry at a government that seemed to be prioritizing the economy over human lives, and worried about what would happen if I needed benefits as a noncitizen. I yearned for my home in Australia, which offered plenty of security and welfare, several continents away, but flying from the U.S. seemed irresponsible. I’d never felt so homesick, yet I also didn’t want to make my family actually sick…

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