FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Dameka Edwards-Hart and Ashley Edwards


When sisters Dameka and Ashley lost their father to coronavirus, they felt not only loss, but deep guilt. Weeks earlier, their 57-year-old father appeared to be the picture of health as he danced at Dameka’s birthday party. But after both Dameka and her father fell ill, she began to wonder whether she might have infected him with coronavirus.

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Title: FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Dameka Edwards-Hart and Ashley Edwards

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Coronavirus, News & Public Affairs

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WTTW

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 04/27/2020

Runtime: 00:06:44

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Language: English


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