Slate: The Lost Dead of Milan. “As the coronavirus overtook Northern Italy, some bodies seemingly vanished. Now an infectious disease law could keep them from their families for years.”
Time: ‘We Do This for the Living.’ Inside New York’s Citywide Effort to Bury its Dead. “Much of New York City has been idle since the coronavirus lockdown was declared two months ago, but not the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, an 88-acre shipping and distribution hub built in the 1960s on the east side of the city’s inner harbor, opposite the Statue of Liberty. Day and night, trucks back up to loading bays while 130 workers scamper between three football-field-size warehouses, waving in drivers and inspecting their freight. The traffic here is no longer in goods arriving from around the world, however. It is in the dead.”
ScienceNode: What the dead can tell us . “The New Mexico Decedent Image Database (NMDID) website will offer qualified researchers free access to more than 15,000 full-body CT scans, along with corresponding information about the deceased.”
Heavy: Bianca Devins: Photos of Utica Teen’s Body Posted on Instagram After Murder. “Bianca Devins was a 17-year-old girl from Utica, New York, who was murdered on July 14. Photos of Bianca’s body were posted on social media after her death by the suspected killer, a 21-year-old New York man identified by his family as Brandon Clark, who also goes by Brandon Kuwaliski. Heavy is not publishing the gruesome photos posted to Instagram or linking to them. The photos remained on Clark’s Instagram page for several hours before they were removed.”
BBC News: Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber’s dead body video. “An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. Going in to film the ‘haunted’ forest, they come across a dead body and are shocked, but also make jokes.” I really want to say what I think about this, but I’m afraid I’ll melt the keyboard.