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Potter's field has come to 'life' again

Potte’rs Field situated in New York on Hart Island is meant for burying the poor and unclaimed bodies.  It was also  used during  epidemics such as the Spanish Flu, AIDS, Tuberculosis and Yellow Fever,

It has once again come to ‘life’ burying victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The relatives of victims are not happy as they are not paupers.  It is a tragedy however that these victims cannot be given a proper burial for fear of contagion. 

At the end of the day a question arises. Is that pomp and glory required to bury the dead?

  • Do you think the dead need a proper burial?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?


Written by grace

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  1. People deserve to know where their loved ones are buried. I do not believe that all people dying now are caused by Covid-19. No longer are people reporting deaths such as car accidents, heart attacks or cancer.

  2. Even in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak, the dead were infected in mass graves. I think it doesn’t feel right to an individual to bury their loved ones in unexpected ways because they appear as living somehow.


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