Analysis: Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000

For months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the nation ached together in televised memorials, joining in a collective catharsis of uniformed salutes, bagpiped dirges and President George W. Bush declaring a national day of mourning and remembrance. The space shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986 turned classrooms into grieving sessions, with President Reagan directly …

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