A woman about my age (early 50’s) that I met a few years back but have been friends with on line since, contracted it this winter along w/ her husband. She posted on FB one day that she was going to the ER, posted the next day that they sent her home, and before the end of the following week she was gone. Left behind her husband, two sons in their 20s (one of them married w/ 2yo twins), and a bunch of shocked friends. I hadn’t seen her in years but her death shook me to the core. Right around my age and she was gone.
One of dh’s good friends lost both of his parents in the span of a week. His mom was sedated in the IU when his dad passed, and she followed a few days later never knowing. Their wider circle of friends heavily lean towards the “this is all a hoax” school of thought about the virus, …so the silver lining to their friend losing his parents was that a bunch of them all dutifully went and got their vaccinations after the double funeral (although dh was one of the few that were masked during the service and afterwards).
Thankfully we have been lucky. No one in our immediate or extended family have had it (that we know of), although some friends (all healthy, late 40s/early 50s) have had it and three of them have had varying struggles w/ Long COVID.
I only hope that we can all remain safe and healthy until this all gets better under control.