Shoshana Ungerleider writes about the "new normal" with death and grieving in todays pandemic.
"Our frontline responders are now the last in-person human connection patients are with, while their families are left without needed closure".
Although I don't feel there is ever a true "closure" for grief (time tends to soften the pain), the isolation that we are feeling right now, especially in grief, is profound.
The article provides some suggestions to help ease some of the pain through grief isolation - such as:
Hold a living funeral
Create an online memorial
Have a virtual funeral
Attend an online candlelight vigil
I'd also like to suggest calling local "grief support groups" as some of them are holding virtual groups, which helps to connect those in grief.