The New York Times dedicated the front page to commemorating 1,000 people who died of Covid-19 in the context of the number of Covid-19 deaths in the US to nearly 100,000.
To mark the near-100,000 death of the Covid-19 pandemic, the front page of the New York Times magazine published on May 24 has been covered by a list of 1,000 deaths from the pandemic in the United States. The front page was published under the title “The number of deaths in the United States is about to reach 100,000, an unforeseen loss” and the subheading “They are not simply names on the list. They are part of us. ”
When the US government declared a national emergency in mid-March due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of people dying from Covid-19 continued to increase. Therefore, the New York Times decided to synthesize lists and stories of Covid-19 victims from newspapers across the United States.
“This 1,000 figure is only 1% of those who died, but it is not just a number,” the New York Times commented.
The New York Times said the list of victims included the name and some personal information cited from the obituary of people who died from Covid-19 across the United States.
Simone Landon, assistant graphics editor at the New York Times, said there were ways to show the number of 100,000 deaths, but he and his colleagues thought there should be a way to alert the pitiful figure. that. “Putting 100,000 dots or pictures doesn’t really tell you about these people, the lives they lived, what they mean to our country.”
For example, the list lists: “Angeline Michalopulos, 92, never hesitated to sing and dance” or “Skylar Herbert, 5, the youngest Covid-19 victim in Michigan”, “Frank Gabrin, 60 age, an emergency doctor died in the arms of her husband “.
The US is currently the largest epidemic in the world, with nearly 1.7 million cases, of which more than 98,000 have died.
According to Guardian