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Mandy Wiener | Living with death, nostalgia for ‘normality’ and rising rage about vaccines

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Graves being prepared at the Honingnestkrans cemetery, north of Pretoria, on 8 July 2020.
Graves being prepared at the Honingnestkrans cemetery, north of Pretoria, on 8 July 2020.
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The second wave of Covid-19 has brought with it a wave of death and trail of grief. Mandy Wiener writes that dealing with death on a daily basis is difficult, but it's also coupled with a nostalgia for the way things were as well as rising anger that we still don't have access to the vaccine.

There is so much death amongst us. It sits heavy, the air thick with mourning.

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