COVID-19 Report from Holland

Aired on April 6, 2020

Coronavirus knows no boundaries but we were surprised to learn how the virus has devastated the Netherlands. With fields laden with tulips and landscapes dotted with windmills, Holland is a beautiful country that no one can fully enjoy these days.

We speak to Holland resident Merijn Martens about the impact of COVID-19 on his country and his family. (Frankly, we were surprised to hear how badly Holland has been impacted.) Merijn tells us how people are coping including his parents who have not been able to hold his 4 week-old newborn. We’ll also hear about the teddy bears that are popping up along neighborhood streets.

Giant Teddy Bear in windown

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  • Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq., is a co-founder of World Footprints, a social impact travel media company that she runs with her husband, Ian. She is an award-winning journalist, global public speaker, and three-time TEDx presenter who has written for several prominent publications including the Miami Herald, AAA World, The Lens and Island Soul. Recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year alongside Ian, Tonya serves on several travel industry boards, including SATW, The Explorers Club (DC chapter), NATJA, and JourneyWoman. She has also been appointed to the Maryland Tourism Development Board by Governor Wes Moore.