More than half a year after the deadly increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) in the city of New York, hundreds of bodies I still know stored in freezer trucks on the Brooklyn waterfront, The Wall Street Journal first reported on Sunday, November 22, a testament to how ill-prepared the country’s systems were to handle this deadly pandemic.
Key facts of the Covid-19 deaths in New York
According to the report, they store about 650 bodies in freezer trucks at a disaster morgue that was set up on a pier in Sunset Park in April.
According to the New York City Chief Medical Examiner, many of the bodies are people who couldn’t afford a burial suitable or whose families could not be located.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which has 15 members of the forensic investigation staff charged with identifying the bodies, I was unprepared for the demands of the coronavirus pandemic unexpected and unprecedented, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Equipped to handle 20 kills per day, the number of deaths added to your caseload increased to around 200 per day during the height of the Covid-19 outbreak in New York City.
Due to the delays that resulted, some families learned “weeks or months after the fact that a loved one had died and was awaiting pickup,” according to the WSJ.
Covid-19 also complicated the tracking of family members, who, the coroner’s office said on several occasions, could not be found because they had also died from the virus.
Key Background to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Informed The Truth News that, prior to the pandemic, many of the unclaimed bodies would have been buried on Hart Island, located in the northeast Bronx in New York City. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio banned mass burials after it was reported that the city was considering using temporary graves on the island.
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Deaths from Covid-19 in New York
The number of people have died from Covid-19 is 24,202 in the city of New York. Most of those deaths occurred in late March, April and early May.
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