So far I have known three people who caught the virus. One didn’t even have symptoms, one had every symptom but recovered, one is still suffering. And now, I know someone who died.
Not a close friend, but a popular, healthy, middle-aged co-worker in another department, and people are reeling. I was scheduled to have a meeting with her and five others last Monday, and I just … mentioned it obliquely and then we went on with the work.
Whenever someone mentions her death, I have that instinct to ask “why”- as in “why her?” and implied in that is “what did she do wrong?” And of course she did nothing wrong, I am sure.
Remarkable though that it’s been over a year and people are still dying. Not over yet.