“We should be in no rush to “move on” and pretend it never happened, or to condemn or sideline those still feeling the effects of what it took from them. That could make a bad situation worse.”

– Grieving relative and neuroscientist Dean Burnett


Dean Burnett lost his father to COVID-19. He shares his thoughts about grief not being as predictable as the five stages people commonly think of: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. He reflects on the process of grieving during the isolation of the pandemic and what lies ahead as we return to life after the pandemic.