March of 2020 turned all of our lives on their heads, especially those of patients, medical personnel and the newly unemployed and all news is now focused on the pandemic. This does not change the underlying fact that a much larger threat to our well-being is still lurking.
The 2019-2020 school year was a year that we will remember for the rest of our lives — and not in the way we expected. In early 2020, the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) epidemic in Wuhan, China, grew into a pandemic affecting every person on the planet.
“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got, till it’s gone,” wrote Joni Mitchell in her song “Big Yellow Taxi.” Perhaps the students of Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and elsewhere, are beginning to realize that they might not have known what they had — and now it’s