With hundreds of thousands of people dying with Covid, the body transport business is booming. These men and women transporting bodies to the funeral homes are running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across the globe. The funeral homes are stacked deep as well. Running out of room before the new bodies even reach the funeral home. South Texas has been as ravaged by the Coronavirus at the border of Mexico, where more than 90% of the population is more likely to end up hospitalized or die from this deadly virus that has run rapid throughout the world. Many have problems like obesity and diabetes that could make them more likely to become severely ill if infected by this deadly virus.
First Responders and what they do
These first responders throughout the world need simple, practical, and easy-to-follow rules when they carry out the removal of a body in a proper and dignified way. This includes taking the steps to work with forensic specialists and homicide investigators in identifying the remains and clarifying the missing. This is also necessary for disaster preparedness. Body transporters have a very difficult job and I Totally respect their work. I have worked with several local funeral homes and would end up talking and sharing some stories with these people. An interesting group of people for sure. All I know is that they are needed 24/7 including holidays which is very demanding for anyone. First Responders usually never get 8 hours of sleep because they are on-call 24/7 for all emergencies throughout the county in which they work. Hats off to all of the police, homicide detectives, emergency responders, and the local funeral homes for everything they do for us. We need to keep them in our prayers as they face a serious task every day that we could only imagine.