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Prolonged Grief a Result of Pandemic Deaths

Health experts believe the rippling effects of Coronavirus is increasing the number of people suffering from prolonged grief.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 9:18 AM

According to new research out of Columbia University for every person who dies of Covid-19 at least nine family members are left to grieve the loss. Health experts believe the rippling effects of Coronavirus is increasing the number of people suffering from prolonged grief, "Feeling guilty about not having been with them, angry about not being able to be with them...those kinds of reactions to COVID will become derailers if you don't deal with them," said Dr. Katherine Shear a professor with Columbia University.

It's recommended families who have lost loved ones find positive ways of coping but if it becomes unmanageable, doctors encourage you to find a treatment program.

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