Before coronavirus numbers in the U.S. significantly spiked, Dina Akel was already keenly aware of the virus’s dangers. Her husband’s family is from China, where the virus originated. “We were kind of scared that it was going to happen here. And low and behold things did occur,” Akel said. When it became clear that the US had a shortage...
Dina Akel, of Quincy, started Covid Shield Boston, an organization that makes and donates masks to health groups and others in need.