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Why experts call the COVID-19 death benefit 'deeply flawed'

Clip: 05/05/2021 | 6m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

In the past few weeks, a new and large form of COVID-19 relief has opened in the U.S., with the federal government offering to pay for all or most of every funeral of those lost to the disease. Lisa Desjardins reports on the unprecedented scale of help, how the rollout has fared so far, and the questions it raises about the cost of grief in America.

Aired: 05/05/21

Rating: NR

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