Just days ago, perhaps a little more than a week, President Trump and his coronavirus task force took to the airwaves to deliver us a grim message.
There would be sorrow ahead as Americans perished from the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus was moving quickly, far more quickly than the healthcare and post-life care industries are accustomed to, and we were going to be catching an eyeful of awful things.
In New Jersey, these predictions have proved prescient.
Police reportedly discovered 17 corpses stuffed inside a small morgue at one of New Jersey’s largest nursing homes.
Officers at the Andover Township Police Department found the bodies at the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center after pursuing an anonymous tip about the improper storage of corpses during the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reported.
The bodies were placed in a morgue built for just four as the nursing home grappled with mounting deaths.
“They were just overwhelmed by the number of people who were expiring,” Eric Danielson, the police chief in Andover, told the paper, after finding the bodies on Easter Sunday and the following Monday.
The news comes just days after horrifying photos were released that showed mass burial pits being dug on Hart Island, just off the coast of New York City.
We certainly knew that death was coming, but this is the sort of horror that only arrives once every century or so.
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