“When my mom passed away about two years ago, I was able to sit with her … and I held her hand and covered her face, I was able to be with her,” CNN’s Dan Lemon told Friday Night. “I was able to comfort her as much as she comforted me many times in my life.”
“With my father, we couldn’t do it because he was lonely,” Barr said.
The morning before he died, he says his family was able to say goodbye to his father, Marvin James Barr.
“I’m glad to see him one last time, I just want to tell him how much I loved him and how important he is to me. But in that moment, all you can do is come out and hold his hand, touch him and spend as much time with him as you can. Spend. “
For Story echoes the experiences of thousands of other families across the United States who have to say a final goodbye to parents, siblings and other family members through one device due to the Covit-19 isolation protocols. More than 278,900 Americans have died since the outbreak began.
According to Farr, building anger, fear, grief and frustration led him to write a powerful condolence message to his father, highlighting the number of epidemics and the rejection of public safety measures such as masks by some Americans.
“He was preceded in death by more than 260,000 Americans suffering from Covit-19. He died in his own room, was noticed by people dressed in confusing and frightening ways. He died with Covit-19 and his final days were harder, more lonely than necessary,” The part, read aloud by Lemon, said.
His father, 81, was a veterinarian, Bar wrote. The science that guided his father’s career is now “despised and abandoned by the same people who relied on his knowledge,” he wrote.
He told For Lemon that some Americans seem to reject the science claimed by leading health experts in these epidemics.
As he grew up, he recalled that medical professionals were highly respected, and doctors and nurses in his hometown were considered the most important members of the community. Now, the same people who “risk their lives” are being attacked on social media.
“It’s incomprehensible to me, it transcends everything I feel like I grew up about discipline and caring for others,” he said. “Those are the lessons I learned from my father.”
His father, he wrote, “Recovering from the Great Depression and facing World War II, the times of loss and sacrifice are hard for most of us to imagine. Americans will be asked to ration their essentials and send their children to fight and die in wars of incomprehensible destruction around the world.”
“In a world where he died, many of his fellow Americans refuse to wear a piece of cloth over their face to protect each other,” he wrote.
In many ways, to Bar Lemon, he felt his father’s death was political.
“When our local city councils, our state legislatures, refuse to implement policies that protect the people, they make political decisions, and as a result people like my father die.”