The bodies of hundreds of people who died during the COVID-19 wave that hit New York City in the spring are still being stored in refrigerated trucks.
About 650 bodies are still in storage in a disaster morgue in Brooklyn that was erected in April, according to the Wall Street Journal. New York City’s chief medical examiner said the bodies belong to the indigent or those whose next-of-kin cannot be located.
“This has been traumatic,” Dina Maniotis, the chief medical examiner office’s executive deputy commissioner, said. ”We are working with them as gently as we can and coaxing them along to make their