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How the Coronavirus Created Intersectional Relationships

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has viciously exacerbated inequalities and separated friends and families, both geographically as well as politically, the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem has tried to overcome these divisions. Leased by the government for recovering COVID-19 patients, the Dan Hotel, nicknamed "Hotel Corona" fostered an environment of acceptance, understanding and friendship. Even more unique was that patients from all backgrounds - Israelis, Palestinians, religious, secular groups that didn't normally interact - all came together to persevere through the pandemic. They started documenting themselves on social media, and the whole country tuned in to watch. In this episode of Rough Translation, we hear about the importance of respecting different identities (ethnic, religious, socioeconomic) and finding commonalities through adversity.

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