On Jan. 24, 2021, Mr. W. passed away in a Montreal-area hospital. Originally from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, this 62-year-old man, well-liked by all who knew him, was illiterate and without access to Quebec’s health insurance plan owing to his precarious migratory status.
As we near the one-year anniversary of the pandemic and associated social distancing measures, kids and parents alike are grieving the end of how our lives used to be. It doesn't even matter how dramatically kids' lives have changed, experts say. The fact that disruption has become normalized is traumatizing enough.