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How Should We Memorialize COVID-19?

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Red hearts painted in memory of people who have died of Covid-19 during the coronavirus pandemic at the National Covid Memorial Wall and flowers laid as floral tributes on 30th March 2023 in London, United Kingdom. (Mike Kemp via Getty Images)

San Francisco resident Kristin Urquiza has spent the past two years advocating for a national Covid memorial for the million-plus people who died from the disease, including her father. She co-founded Marked By Covid to push for a memorial that will not only speak to our grief, but also encapsulate the conditions and decisions that led to so many deaths. Urquiza shared her journey with the podcast 99 Percent Invisible for a recent episode called, “Don’t Forget to Remember.” We’ll talk about what it means to memorialize our collective traumas and what a Covid memorial should say.


Chris Colin, Bay Area-based journalist - his recent story, "Don't Forget to Remember," appeared on the podcast, 99 Percent Invisible

Kristin Urquiza, co-founder, Marked by Covid - daughter of Mark Urquiza, who died from Covid June 30, 2020


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