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Covid-19: dying alone, carrying on alone – impossible mourning

Dying from Covid-19 is awful for patients – cut off from the world – but also for their relatives who cannot see them once they are hospitalised. Not being able to say goodbye leaves an inconsolable emptiness in those left behind, who often feel consumed by guilt for not having done the right thing. M. is a psychologist in a large Parisian hospital who, since 13th March, has been trying to ease such suffering over the phone and on Skype. 30 April 2020

A translation of L'avventura by Fiamma Luzzati.

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