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COVID-19: Anonymous letters to patients

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    Carlos Baraza
    I write software and other philosophical stuff.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic cases in April 2020, a couple of doctors and me started a non-profit project with the aim to make some people patients feel better. They were isolated in the intensive care unit and we thought that some anonymous letters from people wishing them luck and strength could make them feel slightly better.

I built a website to collect letters, and we started delivering them to people. In total, we collected more than 3000 anonymous letters. And it made a bit of an impact, although most of the positive impact was on people writing the letters. Unfortunately, later we learned that patients what actually wanted was to see their loved ones, not to read an anonymous letter.

It was a great project to contribute my two cents to easing the pandemic effects.

Some images and video from the project (@con_tu_carta):