Scarred by Covid-19, These Survivors and Victims’ Families Aim to Become a Political Force

WASHINGTON — In Facebook groups, text chains and after-work Zoom calls, survivors of Covid-19 and loved ones of those who died from it are organizing into a vast grass-roots lobbying force that is bumping up against the divisive politics that helped turn the pandemic into a national tragedy.

With names like Covid Survivors for Change, groups born of grief and a need for emotional support are turning...