published in The Atlantic
It seemed like a sick, existential joke when a massive explosion went off in downtown Beirut in the summer of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was sending the globe into a crisis not seen for years. Abouzeid had an apartment severely damaged by the blast. In this article, she gives a short backstory on Lebanon's government and how its inaction both caused the blast and resulted in a sluggish response in its wake.
110 days ago