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The daughter of an internist in the Bronx, the father of a nurse practitioner in Southern California and the son of a nurse in McAllen, Texas, share how grief over their loved ones’ deaths from covid-19 has affected them.
These health care workers were profiled in KHN and The Guardian’s yearlong “Lost on the Frontline” project.
Dr. Reza Chowdhury was a beloved internist with a private practice in the Bronx and a trusted voice in New York’s Bengali community. His daughter, Nikita Rahman, said that despite underlying health issues putting him at higher risk of developing covid complications, he saw patients through mid-March last year, when he developed symptoms. He died on April 9, 2020.
Nikita Rahman, Reza Chowdhury’s daughter:
My therapist says grief is the final act of love. Every time I