Dealing with deaths during a pandemic

By Destinie Harrington

As we all know the world is very different ever since the year 2020 has started. For some of us, our lives have changed for bad and other lives weren’t affected. As we may know, there is a deadly virus that is attacking the world every day, and many lives are being taken. With that being said, that means many people are losing friends, family, and even loved ones. 

It’s very hard to grieve when the grieving process is very difficult to have, and that’s because of the number of people that can only be held in one area. As we all know, funerals aren’t the same anymore, you have to wear masks, there can only be a certain amount of people, and it can only be held for a certain amount of time.  

Because of us being in a pandemic some family members or friends aren’t all allowed to travel due to COVID, depending on what part of the world you’re in, and depending on financial stability. COVID has blocked people from being able to attend funerals, causing families to live stream them on social media platforms. 

The pandemic has seemed to make its way into everything such as weddings, graduations,   birthdays, and so many more special events. 

We all try to do the best that we can when it comes to making the pandemic our “new normal”. People are doing the best they can when it comes to funerals, but there is only so much that can be done, especially at a time where family and friends are important to be around.

Some people tend to feel anger, shock, anxiety, denial, and even disbelief. With being in a pandemic the grieving process can take longer than expected. But there are ways to help you cope such as staying connected with family and friends constantly, looking at old memories, and if you’re needing assistant help then you can reach out to other services that might be more helpful.