Program that collects devices for COVID-19 patients expands


NORTHFIELD, N.H. (AP) — It's one of the many cruelties of the pandemic: Many people hospitalized with COVID-19 are cut off from loved ones who are not allowed to visit them, for fear of the disease spreading.

Kaya Suner came up with a solution.

The 19-year-old Rhode Island man figured out a way to recycle used smartphones and tablets, getting them into the hands of patients suffering from the virus so they can communicate with friends and family. And the idea has taken off.

"Kaya, you're 19, but you're a superstar, you're a hero," said Gov. Gina Raimondo at a mid-April news conference, after h...

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