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Epidemiology and biostatistics professor discusses grieving during COVID-19 pandemic

Toni Miles

Toni Miles, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the College of Public Health, was recently quoted in a Reuters article about the intersection of grief and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The story points out that for many Americans, grieving has been long distance. Visiting loved ones in the hospital, attending funerals and simply hugging others is no longer the reality during the grieving period.

“There’s a grief tsunami,” said Miles.

The story continues to discuss the new normal of grieving during the pandemic.