On the next Fresh Air, how New York City struggled to cope with the bodies of twenty thousand people who died from Covid-19 over a two-month period. Time Magazine reporter W. J. Hennigan says overwhelmed undertakers, medical examiners and national guard troops worked around the clock - collecting and stacking corpses in refrigerated trailers and burying many in paupers’ graves. Join us.
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(Photo: Workers wearing protective gear bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island in New York City on April 9 - John Minchillo/AP/via NPR)