A Toll of Coronavirus in New York Is a New Group of Orphans
The last time Roberto Tobias Jr. talked to his father he put on a face mask and shield, gloves and a gown. Then the 17-year-old entered the room in Mount Sinai Queens where his father, Roberto Sr., 72, lay dying of Covid-19 complications. He kissed him on the forehead and told him it was OK to let go. He promised to do his best; heâd find a way to finish high school. A month later, he got a phone call while at a park with friends.