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Stateside: Doctor’s COVID-19 recovery; grief in a pandemic; toll of coronavirus on black businesses

May 19, 2020

Today on Stateside, we introduce you to a doctor with a very personal story about COVID-19. Plus, funeral director Thomas Lynch talks about what grieving means when you can’t come together.

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From doctor to COVID-19 patient: Anesthesiologist shares his story of recovery

  • Eugene Vovchuk is an anesthesiologist at Detroit Medical Center’s Harper University Hospital.
  • This segment originally aired on May 6, 2020.

Grief without funerals: COVID-19 is changing how we say goodbye

  • Thomas Lynch is a poet, funeral director, and president at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors.
  • This segment originally aired on April 17, 2020.

Small business owners of color face unique challenges during COVID-19 crisis

  • Jermale Eddie is the owner of Malamiah Juice Bar and Eatery in Grand Rapids.
  • This segment originally aired on April 24, 2020.

In the midst of a pandemic, some are taking a sigh of relief

  • Desiree Cooper is a former attorney and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist.
  • This segment originally aired on April 15, 2020.