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With the resurgence or second wave of Covid-19 infections, our social media timelines are starting to resemble an obituary feed.
With the resurgence or second wave of Covid-19 infections, our social media timelines are starting to resemble an obituary feed.
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With the resurgence or second wave of Covid-19 infections, our social media timelines are starting to resemble an obituary feed, where every second post is a heartfelt farewell message to a loved one who’s died.

If you take a moment and scroll down your Facebook feed, you’re almost guaranteed to come across a post about someone’s death, and these days, many of these sudden deaths are Covid-19 related.

Such posts make one wonder if this is our new way of grieving. When we post about deceased loved ones, is it because we are yearning for sympathy from others, and do we find solace when others post about our loss?

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