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Inside D.C.’s Secret Covid Morgue

posted on March 2, 2021

The Washingtonian’s Luke Mullins reports on Washington D.C.’s secret Covid morgue, which opened in April to handle the city’s overflow of bodies. Donell Harvin, an expert in mass-casualty management, designed the operation. Mullins writes, “The staff’s goal, Harvin told the troops, was to provide each person with a dignity in death that they didn’t experience during their last days of life.” The morgue was blessed by clergy from Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. “One by one, the clerics offer prayers, solemn exhortations for strength and humility, courage and dignity, resonating above the grinding hum of the trailers,” Mullins writes.


Read at The Washingtonian