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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:12 PM

Funeral directors being asked by denialists to not mention Covid in obits, death notices, cause...



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Zeeshan Aleem
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Absolutely stunning.

Funeral directors being asked by denialists to not mention Covid in obits, death notices, and even official death certificates as a cause of death in order to not "give credence to Covid."

https://kut.org/covid-19/2021-08-30/when-covid-deaths-are-dismissed-or-stigmatized-grief-is-mixed-with-shame-and-anger?fbclid=IwAR2t-ZZIBvTdx_M7LiEH2O6xr7XJCrOeFicN82WZJ2h0a81k41i2jA1Zo_4
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https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2021-08-30/when-covid-deaths-are-dismissed-or-stigmatized-grief-is-mixed-with-shame-and-anger?fbclid=IwAR2t-ZZIBvTdx_M7LiEH2O6xr7XJCrOeFicN82WZJ2h0a81k41i2jA1Zo_4

"You know, I've had people say 'My mother or my father was going to die, probably in the next year or two anyway, and they were in a nursing home, and then they got COVID, and you know, I don't really want to give a lot of credence to COVID," Kuhn says.

Some families wanted to have their loved one's official death certificate changed so that COVID was not listed as the cause of death, Kuhn adds. Death certificates are official state documents, so Kuhn couldn't make that change even if he wanted to. But the request shows how badly some people want to minimize the role of the virus in a loved one's death.

Refusing to face the truth about what killed a family or community member can make the grieving process much harder, according to Ken Doka, who works for the Hospice Foundation of America and has written books about aging, dying, grief and end-of-life care.

When a person dies from something that is controversial, Doka says, that's called a "disenfranchising death." The term refers to a death that people don't feel comfortable talking openly about due to social norms.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:18 PM

1. Strange and stupid.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:19 PM

2. Every time I think I know how crazy the covid denialists are, they turn out to be even crazier.

I'm beginning to accept that they really are crazier than I would have ever thought possible.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:22 PM

3. I'll just assume all deaths, unless I know otherwise,

are covid deaths.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:31 PM

4. ?- Funeral directors do not

Write the obituaries, that is done by the family. They can include or exclude anything they want. More often than not the cause of death is omitted.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 02:20 PM

9. They can assist with it, if you don't have one written.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:37 PM

12. actually they often do now since news papers charge for death notices

quite often the only obit a person has is on the funeral home's website.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:33 PM

5. If their death is recorded in the hospital I will assume it was from Covid.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:34 PM

6. Well, then make sure they get no Fed assistance for COVID burials. nt

 

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:53 PM

7. If you can't take the heat, get out of the fire. Cowards!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 02:03 PM

8. How does

"Run over by a garbage truck sound?"

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 03:58 PM

10. Covid. The Voldemort of viruses.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:10 PM

11. FWIW, I have a friend who made a request like that

But in his case, his father went into the hospital very sick with a stomach hernia, got COVID while he was in the hospital, died almost certainly from the stomach hernia, but was still listed as a COVID death. My friend didn't want it listed that way because they are almost sure his father did not actually die of COVID.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:38 PM

13. I am old enough to remember when people who died of AIDS would be listed as having

died after a lengthy illness. Of course, that was to keep from outing the deceased.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:45 PM

14. Remember how shameful an AIDS death was in the beginning

Keep the Truth alive


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