Eamon Coyne, Broadcast Engineer, at home with his two kids, Kai and Caley.
"We're behind the scenes making sure important information is accessible on Minnesota airwaves and around the country, 24/7. My job is already a combination of remote work and in studio work, so it has largely gone unchanged in the past few months. I'm lucky that my kids are old enough to be on their own during the day while I go to the office to support staff. And we can all get a break from each other ?
During the beginning of this pandemic I think I was like most people, concerned for the health and safety of my family and friends. I did what I could, researched and spread what was hopefully correct information, donated money and materials to people making masks and checked in on friends, neighbors and loved ones. As days turned to months I feel like I've been beaten down a little bit by the constant bickering and false information being spread.
To see people in our country so easily give up on protecting others and feeling victimized for having safety measures put in place is disheartening. Politicizing the issue makes me angry. I have made a real effort to stop reading as many comments as I used to. I think this has helped my blood pressure and overall feeling of dread come down a bit. I still check in on the people close to me but not as often as I once was.
In terms of COVID-19, I worry that the last 4 months will be for nothing as adults whine and cry about losing freedoms and having to wear a mask. I feel that this pandemic will last a lot longer than it needs to and we have no one to blame but our self centered society."