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VIRUS DIARY: `When are we going to the playground, Mama?'

 

March 27, 2020



OAKLAND, California (AP) — "When are we going to the playground, Mama?" she asks again today, like she did yesterday and the day before that.

I tell her we are not going to the playground today, that we can go for a walk, remember the virus we talked about? She chuckles. "Sorry, I was confused. I meant go for a walk."

We go for a walk but it is probably the last walk for a while, because I am scared and there are people out, still, also taking walks. It doesn't seem worth it.

I do not tell her this yet.

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