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Coronavirus Is Spurring a New Era of Digital Funerals

It’s easier than ever to bury your loved ones online

Illustration: Mushbuh

InIn Shanghai last spring, more than two million people flocked to their local cemeteries to clean the graves of their ancestors. They pulled weeds, burned ghost money, and laid out fresh flowers. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, China’s 2,500-year-old Qingming Festival, known in…

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Eleanor Cummins

Eleanor Cummins

Freelance science journalist. Writes a death newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/elliepses

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