New York Times tribute to 100,000 Covid-19 victims

The New York Times dedicated the entire front page of its Sunday, May 24, 2020, newspapers to the victims — many of whom were America’s minorities and baby boomers — of the coronavirus pandemic. The image is powerful. The Times listed the names, ages, occupations, and hometowns for many of the victims in the moving visual tribute.

It was not just the entire front page of The Times but inside… two additional pages filled with names of Covid-19 victims.

The Times writes:

“Numbers alone cannot possibly measure the impact of the coronavirus on America, whether it is the number of patients treated, jobs interrupted or lives cut short. As the country nears the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths attributed to the virus, The New York Times scoured obituaries and death notices of the victims. The one thousand people represented here reflect just one percent of the toll. None were mere numbers.“

There has been an average of more than 1,100 deaths a day from coronavirus.

3 Comments

  1. This helps us understand that those who lost their lives were real and not just statistics. Tragic! Bless all those who fought to care for them!

  2. Over 98,000 Americans died in Korea (33,688), Vietnam (58,200), Iraq (4,424) and Afghanistan (1,856) during 38 years of war; over 98,000 have died of COVIDー19 in 125 days. Imagine 490 loaded Boeing 737 jets crashing, or 3 to 4 crashes per day since January 19th.

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