Dr. Karestan C. Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, has been recently featured in “A quarter million Americans could die from the coronavirus. Maybe more. How do we absorb that much death?” written by David Scharfenberg from The Boston Globe.
In the article, Dr. Koenen highlights the effect that social distancing has in our ability to mourn for the deceased: “Many of the ways we as individuals, and communities and societies, cope with grief, we will not be permitted to do [during the COVID-19 pandemic]. And that seems more important than the numbers.”