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In early May 2020, I had to tell my father that his sister, shádí, was dying from the coronavirus. I woke up that morning, thinking about my aunt and crying. I just knew that she was struggling. Then, my cousin called to tell me that my aunt was getting worse. Through tears, my father’s voice quivered as he tried to console me: “It’s okay to cry. We will see her again.”
Farina King sorrowfully but gorgeously describes the coronavirus among the Diné.