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One benefit that most of us experience as a result of our travels is increased empathy. That feels no truer than during this COVID-19 pandemic. Knowing the people and places that are affected brings this tragedy home in a way that no newscast can. I feel that two of the hardest hit areas of this pandemic, outside of the US, has affected me more deeply because of my past and personal connections with both hard-hit areas.
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pandemic, COVID-19, quarantine, experience, reflection
Transue, Beth, "Travel Equals Empathy" (2020). Covid Chronicles @ Messiah. 7.