Paula Madrid, a Colombian immigrant in Brooklyn, is juggling the needs of three generations amid the pandemic.

Read the latest in our weekly series, “Family, Interrupted,” as families share how they’re coping with new challenges.
Madrid, a trauma psychologist in Brooklyn, and her husband, Nestor Sulikowski, have had to juggle the needs of their 7-year-old daughter and her parents in New Jersey, especially her ailing father who is vulnerable to the virus.
Madrid has kept their daughter attending school remotely and limited her social interactions so that the family can spend time together safely.

"If she goes to school, when do we get to see her grandparents? It just complicates matters too much."
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States that didn't keep up forceful virus containment efforts or implement basic measures in the first place are seeing the worst surges now, our analysis of University of Oxford data shows.
Our charts show how the number of new cases in each state relate to the state’s recent containment measures.

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