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Coverage of Rituals in the Making

‘I can’t believe she’s gone’: Pandemic restrictions, stressors compound grief process | Kali Venable | Victoria Advocate | December 26, 2020

Funeral directors adapt to a new pandemic normal | Janet Moore | The Star Tribune | December 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced mourners to think of different ways to honor the dead and say goodbye | Angie Leventis Lourgos | The Chicago Tribune | December 2, 2020

New Mourning: How COVID Is Altering the Way We Grieve  | John DiConsiglio | GW Today | November 9, 2020

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How this artist visualized the scale of human loss to COVID-19 | Maea Lenei Buhre | PBS News Hour | February 19, 2021

Covid: ‘Each one of these people mattered’ | Hannah Long-Higgins and Chelsea Bailey | BBC News | February 20, 2021

On Mourning, Funerals, and Grieving during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The health professional missing from Biden’s Covid advisers” | Opinion by Roy Richard Grinker ” | CNN.com | February 7, 2021

As the pandemic rages on, finding ways to mourn and remember” | Jeffrey Brown and Maea Lenei Buhre | PBS Newshour | February 4, 2021

What I Have Seen Running the FacesOfCOVID Twitter Feed” | Alex Goldstein | The Atlantic | December 25, 2020

How to Grieve during a Pandemic” | David Montgomery | The Washington Post Magazine | December 7, 2020

The Miracle of Morning” | A poem by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman | Performed at National COVID-19 Remembrance | October 4, 2020

Remembering Lives Lost to COVID-19” | The Kojo Nnamdi Show | September 30, 2020

How we bury our dead during a pandemic” | Stephanie Parker | Knowable Magazine | September 24, 2020 

We Aren’t Nationally Mourning The 200,000 COVID-19 Victims Because If We Did It Would Be A Reckoning” | Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed News | September 22, 2020

Advocates, inmates memorialize ‘overlooked’ lives lost to coronavirus behind bars” | Justin Wm. Moyer | Washington Post | September 3, 2020 

An Uncertain Distance: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed How Americans Mourn Their Dead” | Emily Johnson | USA Today | August 21, 2020

“‘Why is this happening to us?’: Coronavirus takes a toll on Latinos and funeral homes” | Ruben Vives | The Los Angeles Times | August 19, 2020 

Coronavirus Is Devastating the Navajo Nation” | Simone Perez & Paola Ramos | Vice | July 20, 2020

I Officiated A Zoom Funeral. Here’s What I Didn’t Expect” | Jennifer Kaluzny | HuffPost | June 18, 2020 

Funerals Might Be Different Forever After the Pandemic” | Lisa De Bode | Vice| June 16, 2020

She Witnessed the Pandemic’s Toll From Inside a Funeral Home” | Alexandra E. Petri | The New York Times | June 11, 2020

Refusing to give death the last word” | Nyle Fort | Boston Globe | June 4, 2020 

The Coronavirus Has a Disparate Impact on Black Grief, Too” | Fernanda Echavarri | Mother Jones| May 29, 2020

How Do You Maintain Dignity for the Dead in a Pandemic?” | Maggie Jones & Philip Montgomery | The New York Times Magazine | May 17, 2020

Our Way of Holding You: A Brooklyn rabbi on what it’s like to officiate a funeral over zoom” | Lisa Miller | The Cut | April 24, 2020 

Coronavirus is changing how American Muslims hold funerals” | Umar A Farooq | Middle East Eye | April 6, 2020