Inside The Movement To Build A National Covid Memorial

Posted on AllSides March 19th, 2022
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As the United States nears 1 million deaths from Covid-19, a movement is growing to memorialize the astronomical loss of life and preserve their legacies.

Marked By Covid—a San Francisco-based nonprofit cofounded by Kristin Urquiza, who lost her 65-year-old father to Covid in June 2020—is campaigning to establish a federally recognized national holiday to memorialize victims of the pandemic. The grassroots organization is also working with cities nationwide to create physical monuments, as well as an augmented reality component dedicated to those who have been lost.

Marked By Covid’s proposal calls...

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