Loved ones of Covid victims appalled by Trump’s ‘don’t be afraid’ tweet

Sister of New York nurse says president’s comments ‘physically hurt’ and implied that those that died were ‘losers’

When Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus last week, Marya Sherron and her parents were gathered in their home state of Michigan to mark what would have been their brother and son’s 49th birthday. Sherron’s brother, Kious Kelly, was a nurse in New York who died of Covid-19 in March, and the family was still deep in grief.

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