We move from the political side of the story to the very personal. Tony Sizemore talks to Eli Saslow about his partner, who was the first person known to have died of covid-19 in Indiana. “She’s dead, and I’m quarantined. That’s how the story ends. I keep going back over it in loops, trying to find a way to sweeten it, but nothing changes the facts. I wasn’t there with her at the end. I didn’t get to say goodbye. I don’t even know where her body is right now, or if the only thing that’s left is her ashes. From normal life to this hell in a week. That’s how long it took.” ‘Anything good I could say about this would be a lie.’