Chronicles of the Virus Day 47. Difficult Childhoods and Difficult Deaths.
Another neighbor from our parish died from Covid-19. He was seventy, and both he and his wife got infected when they went on an Imserso trip back in early March. Imserso is an acronym for Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (Institute for Elderly and Social Services). It was created in 1978 and is like a frills package for those who need social services provided by the Seguridad Social . They provide all kind of care and administrative issues for elderly and special needs people. The most famous of which are the vacation packages for, mostly, retired people. Those packages are intended for those who don't have large incomes to be able to travel around Spain, and to bring some custom to touristy areas off-season. Many people take advantage of their offers, and sign up for trips. I have neighbors that go almost every year. But, this year, it was a poison pill for many. The elderly that first got sick here in Galicia, brought the virus from Lloret del Mar and Benidorm, on