The View From Here

By Volodymyr Kish

Hryts and the Coronavirus

I heard last week that the Coronavirus had finally reached Ukraine, and as I have no shortage of family still living there, I was more than a little concerned about their welfare. I know well the limitations of Ukraine’s health care system.  In particular, I was worried about my cousin Hryts in Pidkamin since he is well on in years, so much so that he often claims to have gone to school with Taras Shevchenko. I do know that he can recite Shevchenko’s poems endlessly from memory, almost as well as my wife can recite the dialogue from almost every episode of Star Trek.

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