At 85, Margaret Sullivan felt that she had a comfortable life and was being well taken care of in a retirement home in Northern Virginia.
"Living in a bubble," she said.
But then she shared a piece of sad news: "My brother died about two weeks ago of the virus."
He lived a few states away.
"I'm the oldest and he's the youngest," she explained. "And that's outside the order of things."
For many, the pandemic has been long days of juggling kids and work. Worrying about money. Trying to schedule grocery deliveries.