In the space of a few months -- just weeks in the United States -- the COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the lives and livelihoods of untold millions into chaos. Death, severe illness, job loss, outrage and grief have covered the globe like an unwanted coat of paint. Seeking to understand its magnitude, South Florida Media Network journalists reached out to sources, friends and family members both in the area and around the globe. The result was 34 profiles from a dozen countries and six states, reported over a 10-day period in April 2020.
It has changed all of our lives
These stories as well as included voice recordings and videos, are pinpointed on the above map. They showcase FIU's truly international character and connections. If there is a familial relationship between the reporter and profile subject, it's noted in the text. Click on the names to experience their stories, or browse the links below. This is how history is written in America's most international city.
Written and produced by: Edda Leon Suarez, Bianca Marcof, Imogen Francis, Katherine Flinn, Steven Lopez, Matthew Garcia, Sayona Khandwalla, Monica Lebro, Layra Gonzalez, Alejandro Silva, Chabelis Leal, Gabriella Pinos, Chelsea Perez, Andrea Gonzalez, Alejandra Marquez Janse, Rosa Elera and Jessie Perez
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Ulysses Hickey, 33, had been following the news about the pandemic since the end of January. At the time, cases were beginning to be...