Loss and the Pandemic


She finally told him that she had breast cancer and that it was advanced. The next morning, he left for work and on the way, he had a massive stroke. Then surgery. He would be in the hospital for a long time.

Months went by and she passed away without seeing him due to COVID19. A few days later, he was released from the hospital. He walked into his empty home and there was the flower arrangement on the table. She had left a note. He wondered what he would do without her and then he sat down and cried,

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  1. There’s a lot of this sort of thing going about these days. Loss of every kind. I’m sure each one of us reading can connect to it in some way. Beautiful empathetic story.


  2. Sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve been studying ethical pandemic prevention since 2014 and found 3 objective ways to stop epidemics into becoming pandemics. I got a lot of backlash between 2014 and 2019 and I lost my mind at the kinds of things that I had read that happened on a small scale epidemics that was happening to the world. I’m hoping to help make the world safer.


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