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‘A Nightmare’: Losing a Home to Australia’s Fires, Then Locked Down by a Virus

“It is absolutely torture,” said Zoey Salucci Mcdermott, 21, who lost her home in the bush fires. She drew international attention in January when she refused to shake the hand of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose response to the crisis was widely criticized.

Now, Ms. Salucci Mcdermott, her partner and their children, ages 2 and 1 month, are living in a donated Winnebago, where she gave birth to her son. Diapers, toys and clothing are stacked to the ceiling, a small fridge can hold only a few days’ worth of groceries, and the incessant drone of flies wears them down. New York Times Read full article HERE


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