Curator Selection / 2020 / /

A Distant Farewell

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    Jeffrey Lau Photography
  • Photographer
    Jeffrey Lau
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    Jeffrey Lau

A family that lost their eldest in a locked down nursing home in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic attends a distanced funeral during a severe rain and hail storm.

During the outbreak, family members of seniors citizens are prohibited from visiting the nursing home or providing additional care, that in some cases, could prevent the death of a loved one.

At least 7,300 people living in long-term care have died in the COVID-19 outbreak, although that number is likely far higher as less than half of states are reporting deaths from care facilities such as these.