Covid in the US: The ‘colourful’ lives lost during the pandemic- BBC News

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    More than 500,000 Americans have died from coronavirus. The sheer scale of the US death toll from Covid is hard to comprehend – it helps to hear the individual stories.

    The Seattle Times started a series to commemorate those who have died. Paige Cornwell explains how obituaries are proving therapeutic for people during the pandemic even when they don’t know the person.

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