The count of U.S. healthcare workers who have died of COVID-19 keeps increasing without any sign of slowing. Documented healthcare worker deaths are likely a fraction of actual healthcare worker deats. Worldwide, 1 in 7 cases of COVID-19 is a healthcare worker.
We can do better. We must do better.
The Memorial for U.S. Healthcare Workers Lost to COVID-19 consists of two parts: the in-person Memorial that took place in October 2020 and the ongoing Digital Memorial.
In Person Memorial
On October 11, 2020, we gathered a small group of healthcare workers and family in Tucson to livestream a memorial for the healthcare workers who had died of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of that date.
We collected as many names & photos as we could from the many different people who have been tracking the dead. The list is incomplete. It is be imperfect. We are imperfect. We likely mispronounced some of these names, and we beg your forgiveness.
We had 1141 names and 945 photos. More names than we could read in the hour.
The live program begins at about 10 minutes in.
Photos from the Memorial
Photography Donated by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
We continue to collect names of U.S. healthcare workers who have died of COVID-19. The Digital Memorial will launch in December 2020. In the meantime, you can submit additions or corrections to be included in the Memorial.