Covering Coronavirus: Life & Death in the Bronx

May 16, 2020

Anjali Tsui

In the Bronx, as the coronavirus is disproportionately killing black and Latino people, COVID-19 is swelling the ranks of the dead — and also upending how loved ones grieve. Reporter Anjali Tsui goes inside a family-owned funeral home in the NYC borough to discover the outbreak’s toll on the community. As one grieving woman reflects, “When people die, they need to be celebrated and there is no celebration of life right now. It’s like people are just disappearing.”

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