One Million

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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