What the **** happened in New York? Well i’m gonna tell you because it’s story time. Buckle in, because this one’s gonna have a lot of parts.
So in New York, the issue that the funeral industry has run into- and the medical industry as well- is just a sheer numbers game. This time of year New York City typically deals with between 150 to 200 deaths per day. At the peak of this pandemic New York was experiencing over 800 deaths per day just in hospitals alone. That doesn’t even count people who passed away in nursing homes or at home. So just from a sheer numbers game the number of deaths that we were experiencing was far greater than anything that anyone was equipped to deal with.
But it’s a bigger story than that, and I’m gonna back that truck up in part two.