• Sara Rimer

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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

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There are 8 comments on Their Homeland in Crisis from Coronavirus, This BU Team Got to Work

  1. We should be really thrilled about a bunch of Chinese students buying up all the medical supplies here and sending then off to China… China isn’t a third world country, they are one of the worlds largest economies, so there is no need to donate to them. They can afford to pay.

    Secondly, we have Coronavirus here in the US and it’s only going to get worse. Our medical professionals need to have access to masks, gloves, and gowns. Individuals like this buying up and selling our medical supplies are the reason its very hard to find an N95 mask in stock anywhere.

    1. Since the United States is also one of the largest economies in the world, I’m sure you don’t need any support. The government will definitely contain coronavirus in no time.

  2. This is not something to cheer or celebrate. There are shortages of all those items in this country due in part to their being bought up by certain people and sent overseas. Try buying masks, gloves, sanitizing gel, sanitizing wipes, etc., etc., at your local stores. They’re all sold out. Several countries have stopped the export of such items; the US should too!

  3. According to the Italian press today (March 10), China is prepared to send to Italy 100,000 masks, 20,000 protective gowns, and 50,000 swabs for covid-19 tests. China is obviously capable of satisfying it’s own needs. Meanwhile, there is a serious shortage of masks and other items in the US. Sending large quantities to China where they’re not needed only aggravates the domestic shortage.

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