‘It is a pretty significant hole in the system’

‘It is a pretty significant hole in the system’

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About this episode

This is the sixth episode in The Post’s coronavirus podcast series, which each week brings listeners inside a different person’s experience of the pandemic. Previous episodes have chronicled a week in the life of an emergency room worker, an NBA player, a blues guitarist, a minister and a librarian.

Gabe Albornoz is a Democratic council member in Montgomery County, Md., where roughly a quarter of all of the state's covid-19 cases have occurred. As chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, he has helped lead his county's response to the pandemic.

Albornoz shared recordings with The Post as he went about his week, juggling the demands of his constituents and his family — holding council meetings over video conference, parenting his four children and wrestling with urgent policy decisions for a community in crisis.

Listen to his story, in his own words.

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