2020 Chronicles: A year of anguish, despair, uncertainty & hope.~

COVID Chronicles 2 ~ Originally published on Dec 12, 2020 on amytanmd.medium.com~


Processing to create a pathway through the anguish, despair, uncertainty & hope of 2020.

I wrote a lot during this year to help with my own processing as a physician, as an activist, and as a human being.


Here are some of my stories that captured the many intense emotions and thoughts that I had at various points during this past year, given the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial reckoning that came finally after the horrific death of George Floyd and too many others in the USA and Canada at the hands of law enforcement.

I can only hope we don’t return to “normal” or the “status quo”. That all the inequitites in North American society that COVID-19 has shone a bright light to and exacerbated are not ignored, and we will actually move forward with meaningful change on racial justice and equity in so many realms in our society.

Some of my COVID Chronicles that I wrote and published online can be found here:

  1. We could have done this differently – and still can | The Sprawl
    I wonder what our response to COVID-19 would have been if SARS-CoV-2 hadn’t appeared in Wuhan, China, and was called…www.sprawlcalgary.com

2. In this pandemic, we are facing a tsunami of complicated grief
When I read this article about how one in five Canadians were found to be “cynical spreaders” of the novel coronavirus…rabble.ca

3. I also wrote an Op-Ed with my friend and colleague in response to the racial reckoning in the spring of 2020 and a call for allyship (or co-resisters):Ways to Be an Ally, from Two Lifetimes of Learning | The Tyee
The explosion of unrest in the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death has led many Canadians to reflect on racism and…thetyee.ca

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