Episode 19: Interview with Kristin Urquiza on Political Misinformation and its Impact on Loved Ones

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What is it like when the pandemic affects your community, and your loved ones?

In this episode we speak to Kristin Urquiza, founder of Marked by COVID, an organization named after her father, who was a healthy individual who passed away from COVID-19 in Arizona, due to misinformation about the seriousness of the pandemic. She talks about the political climate of denial and how it caused her father to disregard the voices of health concerns during the pandemic.
Learn more about Marked By COVID, and share your personal stories about how COVID has impacted you. www.markedbycovid.com

Kristin's Story in the News:

A Latino family lost a father to COVID-19. The obituary blamed the 'carelessness of politicians.'

"I was gripped not only by grief, but by anger and rage, that his life didn't seem to matter to the people in charge," said an Arizona woman about her father's death from the coronavirus.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latino-family-lost-father-covid-19-obituary-blamed-carelessness-politicians-n1233113

Daughter’s Obituary Blames Politicians for Arizona Man’s Virus Death.
Kristin Urquiza, writing about her father’s death, pointed the finger at how state and federal leaders have handled the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/us/arizona-coronavirus-mark-anthony-urquiza.html

A grieving daughter called out politicians for 'lack of leadership' in her father's obituary after he died from Covid-19
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/us/arizona-covid-obituary-politicians-criticized/index.html
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