The Coronavirus Chronicle #2: ‘A LEAF ON THE WIND’

"The only part that is really making me nervous is my travel back to the States. At this point 'I'm a leaf on the wind.’" In the second part of The Coronavirus Chronicle, American tourist Brian Morton shares his fears of leaving Berlin and heading home to the United States.

As the biggest global health crisis in years threatens people around the world, we are checking in with people in Berlin in our new series: The Coronavirus Chronicle.

This episode is about American tourist Brian Morton, 58 from Baltimore. He had planned his trip to Berlin long before he ever heard of the coronavirus. Now he feels he’s becoming “a one-man tragedy squad,” as he describes below:


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