What We Will ⁠— And Won't ⁠— Remember About The Pandemic : Short Wave There's no doubt we're living through a Big Historic Event, but that doesn't necessarily mean we'll remember it all that well. Shayla Love, a senior staff writer for VICE, explains what memory research and events from the past say we will and won't remember about living through the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, why essential workers may remember this time differently from people who are staying home.
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What We Will ⁠— And Won't ⁠— Remember About The Pandemic

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What We Will ⁠— And Won't ⁠— Remember About The Pandemic

What We Will ⁠— And Won't ⁠— Remember About The Pandemic

What We Will ⁠— And Won't ⁠— Remember About The Pandemic

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There's no doubt we're living through a Big Historic Event, but that doesn't necessarily mean we'll remember it all that well. Shayla Love, a senior staff writer for VICE, explains what memory research and events from the past say we will and won't remember about living through the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, why essential workers may remember this time differently from people who are staying home.

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This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.