First Person

A FaceTime funeral streamed from New York to Berkeley on a snowy day. (DAPHNE WHITE)

A FaceTime funeral

This is a story about death in the age of Covid-19. It is the story of one death — my mother’s — but it is emblematic of hundreds that are starting to happen, quietly and quickly, across the country. A coronavirus death is heartbreakingly lonely, and it is followed by a hurried and isolated burial.…
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