Three Perspectives of Grief During COVID-19 Pandemic
by Lisa Jones
Over the last several months, we have seen some of the most horrific images of death and despair because of a flu-like illness that has invaded China, Italy, and the United States. We now know that this flu-like illness has taken on a new name: COVID-1, and it has since become a pandemic. This virus brings with it destruction, death, despair and grief. The Center of Disease Control estimates that there are 492,416 confirmed cases and 18,559 deaths within the United States alone. And the World Health Organization has estimated that there are 1,696,588 million confirmed cases and 105,952 deaths worldwide. The world has been taken by surprise, and the devastation and impact that this virus is leaving behind is astronomical.