Dionna Howard: The cost of this pandemic has been lives

January 21, 2021

2020 was too much death. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve lost three uncles, one of whom was like a father to me. My life felt like it ended with his passing. I received the call that he died at 4:00 a.m, yet the last time I had spoken with him was just 15 minutes before.

While my daughter loves learning from home and is doing well, the pandemic is hitting me hard. I have to walk around smiling and happy, with my head held high. But I miss my uncle: he made me feel safe. That is how I really feel.


By Dionna Howard, Ward 8 PLE Board member