• Sophie Yarin

    Associate Editor, BU Today; Managing Editor Bostonia

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    Sophie Yarin is a BU Today associate editor and Bostonia managing editor. She graduated from Emerson College's journalism program and has experience in digital and print publications as a hybrid writer/editor. A lifelong fan of local art and music, she's constantly on the hunt for stories that shine light on Boston's unique creative communities. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her partner and their cats, Ringo and Xerxes, but she’s usually out getting iced coffee. Profile

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There are 3 comments on BU Alum Calls for a COVID Day of Remembrance in Massachusetts

  1. I agree that we should remember the seniors who died due to the mishandling of nursing homes in the pandemic; they were unreasonably hurt.

    I do also think we need a day of remembrance for the victims of COVID lockdowns/policy: the people who died in abusive homes during lockdowns; the patients who couldn’t get “non-essential” screenings for preventable diseases that ended up killed them; the young people who killed themselves during lockdown while being prevented from seeing their friends or participating in normal childhood activities.. We ought to commemorate, as well, the women who gave birth or miscarried alone; the people who weren’t allowed to say goodbye to their dying parents; the business owners who lost their life’s work because of unreasonable mandates and lockdowns…

    We can choose to remember both or none, bur to remember one is to perpetuate misinformation and erasure of a real group of victims.

  2. This should include our 2 amazing BU custodians whom we lost to COVID after serving all our terriers and staff for a combined total of 36 years. Their 2 memorial benches belong at BU Beach where their families wanted them facing the water but have been moved sadly.
    Let us never forget these two dedicated employees, gone too soon : Juber Lopez and Jose Ferreira. May their memory be a blessing.
    So many alumni and staff, terriers and families helped make sure their memorial benches were made with love and in tribute to their devotion to Boston University.

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