And one of those dots was one of the kindest men I ever knew, with the best sense of humor and the ability to handle anything life threw at him. He was a college professor and helped so many people. He was 59 and had kids still in college. He’d gotten off the ventilator and out of the ICU and things were looking up after three scary weeks in the hospital and then—gone just like that. They assume it was the virus’s tendency to cause multiple blood clots at once, but due to its infectiousness they did not autopsy him on the grounds that it would just have exposed and endangered more of the staff.