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Published on May 19, 2022 | http://doi.org/10.5867/medwave.2022.04.002554
Reflections on death in the time of Covid-19
Reflexiones en torno a la muerte en época de COVID-19
The pandemic of COVID- 19 filled the world with sorrow as death was an ever- present menace everywhere. This document aims to rescue some reflective facts about death marked by a socio- historical context that revealed breaking points. These points work around three specific aspects: the agony of the dying, funeral and religious rituals, and the pilgrimage between doubt and guilt. Death in times of pandemic revealed the need to humanize and guarantee a dignified death. Likewise, the pandemic reinvented funeral rituals by globalizing them using technology and social networks. Finally, we saw that the pilgrimage preludes death and awakens the most negative feelings in the face of rejection and frustration.