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COMIC: For my job, I check death tolls from COVID. Why am I numb to the numbers?

 (Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR)
(Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR)

Each week I check the latest deaths from COVID-19 for NPR. After a while, I didn't feel any sorrow at the numbers. I just felt numb. I wanted to understand why — and how to overcome that numbness.

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