In Seattle, It Started With Panic. Then the Deeper Anxiety Set In.
SEATTLE — Shannon Koyano is a 39-year-old single mother living, nervously, in the place where the coronavirus got its first and deadliest foothold in America.
Like so many Americans now, she has worries. A lot of them.
One of her three children last week came down with a fever and a cough. She has an autoimmune disease, making her especially vulnerable. Six months ago, she invested almost her entire savings to open a gift boutique, called Hella Happy, that was thriving until recreational shopping became a thing of Seattle’s past.
Ms. Koyano is already pretty sure that filing for bankruptcy will be inevitable.
Since she lives in a state where cannabis is legal, she visited her local dispensary this week, hoping to buy some relief. Even that backfired. There were seven people in …continued .
[Source: New York Times]