How the world has learned to grieve in a pandemic | COVID-19 Special

How the world has learned to grieve in a pandemic | COVID-19 Special

He was a symbol of courage and resilience – and now he’s the latest publicly known casualty of this pandemic. Captain Tom Moore. A World War 2 veteran who collected millions of Pounds to support the British health sector in its fight against Covid-19. Now Sir Tom has succumbed to the virus himself…and Britons are bidding him farewell.
But most Covid-19 deaths happen in obscurity, far away from the public eye … and often without a proper send-off.
More than 2.2 million people have died from the corona virus worldwide – so far. Some countries even have to create new space for the graves. Many cemeteries are like assembly lines of wakes and funerals.
The pandemic has made one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life even harder to cope with, and those images are hard to bear. But that’s the reality millions are living with since the start of this pandemic. The death toll is overwhelming, also for those, whose job it is to give the deceased a dignified send-off.

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