Mass graves for coronavirus victims shouldn’t come as a shock – it’s how the poor have been buried for centuries


Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island in New York.John Minchillo/AP PhotoThe coronavirus is not only controlling how we live, but increasingly what happens after we die.In early April, New York City’s Council Health Committee chair Mark Levine generated buzz after tweeting that the city was considering temporary burials in local parksfor victims of COVID-19. News outlets and social media users eagerly circulated his tweets, which seemed to be an ominous sign of the disease’s toll.Although city officials assured residents that such temporary burial…

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