Researchers estimate that for every person who dies of coronavirus, 8.9 close relatives are bereaved

A tidal wave of grief resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has now swept up 4 million Americans. The official loss of 500,000 people is hard enough to imagine. But for every death that the coronavirus has caused there is “bereavement multiplier” that gives some sense of the true scale of this tragedy.

A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) sought to measure the extent of the nation’s grief.

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