Guadalupe describes losing her own mother in 2019, then discusses the deaths of her friend’s husband and son due to COVID.
- How do the events compare?
- How do you think the circumstances surrounding COVID (the fears, the distance, the limitations on funerals) have affected the way people grieve?
Fewer people are currently dying of COVID, but many still reject the widely available vaccines. Misinformation about the virus, and especially about the vaccine, contributes to the ongoing health crisis. Guadalupe says, “Now a vaccine came. However, many people reject it. Some friends tell me that the vaccine is a trick from the government to control us. They joke about my concerns. I know so many people who are suffering from this illness.”
- Why do you think there is disagreement about COVID and vaccines?
- How do you engage in a productive discussion with people who may disagree on the topic?
Many people continue to grieve the deaths of loved ones. Guadalupe describes her friend’s grief and how she tries to comfort her. She reminds us of the importance of remembering those we’ve lost.
- How do you support friends and family who have lost loved ones?
- How do we as a community remember and honor all those we have lost?