by Damjan Tutarkov
As in life, so in death some individuals seem more important than others.
Spectator columnist Amber Athey writes that John Lewis’s recent funeral pointed out once again that politicians and celebrities act above the law while expecting everyone else to follow it. In this case, Lewis’s public, at times not-socially-distanced funeral went against the advice being given to avoid crowds, especially indoors, in the middle of a pandemic.
For ordinary citizens, losing a loved one during the coronavirus pandemic is particularly difficult as many states forbid large funeral gatherings due to COVID-19 concerns.