This episode contains strong language.
Hilma Wolitzer lost her husband, Morty Wolitzer, a psychologist who loved cooking and jazz, on April 11, 2020. They had been together for 68 years.
Mary-Margaret Waterbury’s uncle Michael Mantlo had introduced her to Nirvana, grunge and Elvis Costello.
Chris Orr’s husband, Paul Cooper, died on March 3, 2021, before he was eligible for a Covid vaccine. He was 69.
Katherine Brooks lost her husband, William Brooks, on August 16, 2021. Their daughter was 4 months old at the time.
In the coming days, the number of known deaths from Covid-19 in the United States is expected to reach one million.
We asked listeners to share memories about loved ones they have lost — and about what it’s like to grieve when it seems like the rest of the world is trying to move on.
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- As the United States approaches a Covid toll that only hints at the suffering of millions more Americans mourning loved ones, President Biden urged vigilance against a virus that has “forever changed” the country.
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