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Remembering The Lives Lost To COVID-1911:05
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As this difficult year comes to a close, Here & Now remembers some of the more than 338,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States.

Michael J. O'Brien of Wolcott, Connecticut

Michael J. O'Brien on his wedding day. (Photo courtesy Bill O'Brien)
Michael J. O'Brien on his wedding day. (Photo courtesy Bill O'Brien)

Annette Doeschner of Valley Stream, New York

Annette Doeschner on Christmas 2019. (Courtesy)
Annette Doeschner on Christmas 2019. (Courtesy)

Everett "Boone" Pike of Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Everett "Boone" Pike died from COVID-19 in September. His wife Shirley survived. (Courtesy of Denise Price)
Everett "Boone" Pike died from COVID-19 in September. His wife Shirley survived. (Courtesy of Denise Price)

Frances Bazel of Detroit, Michigan

Ericka Murria's grandmother is among those being honored in Detroit's memorial to COVID-19 victims. (Courtesy)
Ericka Murria's grandmother is among those being honored in Detroit's memorial to COVID-19 victims. (Courtesy)

Iris Meda of Melissa, Texas

In October, a nursing student unwittingly exposed Iris Meda to the coronavirus. Meda died in mid-November after a three-week hospitalization. (Courtesy)
In October, a nursing student unwittingly exposed Iris Meda to the coronavirus. Meda died in mid-November after a three-week hospitalization. (Courtesy)

Steven Michael Robles of Los Angeles, California

Steven Michael Robles with close friend Ellie Tumbuan. (Courtesy)
Steven Michael Robles with close friend Ellie Tumbuan. (Courtesy)

Ashley Locke and Ciku Theuri produced and edited this interview for broadcast with Tinku Ray.

This segment aired on December 30, 2020.

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