Amy Carroll: caring for the dead

With the lack of clear information provided by the government in every facet of the pandemic, rumours abounded. One rumour making the rounds was that everyone was being marked as a Covid death. “No,” she stated. “A lot of people were coming in with respiratory arrest or something, and a lot of the time the medical certificates that came with them would say ‘possible Covid’ [which was determined with a test that took a few days to process]. “But no, not everybody was coming in as Covid.”