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Editorial: We’re in this together

When a family member passes away, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and others come together to mourn and renew familial bonds, with those left becoming closer.

When a community suffers a tragedy—whether it’s a natural emergency like a tornado or hurricane or something more man-made like a school shooting or major fire or accident—neighbors reach out to neighbors, providing comfort and support to one another to help them cope through a trying time.

When a nation experiences an unprecedented event—like the 9/11 terrorist attacks—differences are put aside and we all stand together in a united front, showing the best side of our nature.

We now find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic. What began in China just a few months ago has quickly spread (and continues to spread) across the world. The rapid pace of this virus shows mankind’s increasing interconnectedness. From Wuhan to Venice, from London to New York City, from Tehran to Tacoma, and now in our ver...

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