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Listen In, Lubbock: The Social Impact Of COVID-19

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Colin Murphey
San Angelo Standard-Times
Jessica Wallace talks to a nurse over the phone as she tries to set up a video call with her husband, Caleb Wallace, who is in the ICU at Shannon Medical Center with COVID-19 on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

When a San Angelo man, adamantly against masking, died from the coronavirus, it sparked a backlash of criticism nationwide, especially on social media. It even trickled down to his pregnant widow, who did not share her husband’s beliefs. How did a virus become so polarizing? 


John Tufts, Investigative reporter covering West Texas, San Angelo Standard-Times

Colin Murphey, Photojournalist, San Angelo Standard-Times

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'He Loved His Family': Caleb Wallace Dies After Battle With COVID-19, Pregnant Wife Says, From the San Angelo Standard-Times

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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