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Families Grieve As President Trump Plays Down COVID-19

Ramash Quasba, pictured here with his grandchildren, died of COVID-19 in September at the age of 67. (Courtesy of Naeha Quasba)
Ramash Quasba, pictured here with his grandchildren, died of COVID-19 in September at the age of 67. (Courtesy of Naeha Quasba)

The image of 20,000 empty black chairs near the White House over the weekend is a striking reminder of just some of the many lives that have been lost to COVID-19.

Naeha Quasba lost her 67-year-old father, Ramash Quasba, just two weeks ago and worries Americans are becoming numb. She speaks with Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley about her father’s experience.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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