Irish-American physician assistant Jim Nealon and Funeral Director Clive Anderson saw the devastating impacts of Covid-19 from the frontline in New York.
The virus ripped through the state in Spring, killing 24,000 people and infecting over 374,000.
Mass graves were dug on Hart Island, refrigerated trucks were brought in to store the dead while the iconic Central Park was turned into a field hospital.
As grieving families and friends struggled to get a funeral home to help bury their loved ones in Brooklyn, people were "hailing hearses instead of taxis", said Clive Anderson.
With New York past its coronavirus peak, both men are beginning to reflect on the chaos of working in the epicentre of the outbreak in the US.
"Mayhem" is how Mr Anderson described the time. He usually works on 120 funerals a year, however in April alone this year, he organised 65.
Jim and Clive speak to 'States of Mind' about the moments they will never forget; remember their friends who they lost to Covid-19 and reveal the loneliness of a coronavirus death.
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