MY TURN

'We Are Helping Homeless People Get Stimulus Checks'

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we no longer have islands of hunger, illness and housing instability to contend with; these exist in all quarters of our community. We are seeing people who have never experienced homelessness being forced to navigate it for the first time.

'This Is What It's Like to Be Sapiosexual'

I probably encountered the term sapiosexuality in my early 30s, but I didn't really think of it as an identity. Then, when I started dating after my marriage ended in my mid-40s, I noticed somebody had it written on their dating profile.

'I'm Working on a COVID-19 Vaccine'

Since August 26 I have been running trials of a vaccine for COVID-19. Towards the end of the year I think it will be possible to have early indicators as to how effective this vaccine is and whether it can be submitted for FDA approval.

'I Am a Scientist Working With Severe Cases of COVID-19'

My team and I are trying to understand the immune response to COVID-19. I was really floored when I saw the results from our study, because we saw a glimpse of how this virus causes disease and there were some unusual things that we had not anticipated seeing.

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