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The Statue of Liberty is visible behind refrigeration trucks that function as temporary morgues at New York City's South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. "If you're driving by ... you might just assume that this was some sort of distribution hub," Time reporter W.J. Hennigan says. "But they are each filled with up to 90 bodies apiece." Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Reckoning With The Dead: Journalist Goes Inside An NYC COVID-19 Disaster Morgue

Time magazine reporter W.J. Hennigan embedded with workers responsible for caring for the bodies of some 20,000 New Yorkers who have died from COVID-19. "It's a haunting thing," he says.

The Statue of Liberty is visible behind refrigeration trucks that function as temporary morgues at New York City's South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. "If you're driving by ... you might just assume that this was some sort of distribution hub," Time reporter W.J. Hennigan says. "But they are each filled with up to 90 bodies apiece." Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Reckoning With The Dead: Journalist Goes Inside An NYC COVID-19 Disaster Morgue

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