New York Times devotes front page to listing a thousand coronavirus victims

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    The arresting front page also included detail about each of the 1,000 victims, representing approximately one per cent of the country’s total death toll.

    The New York Times has published a front-page without any images for the first time « in modern times » to mark the approaching milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States.

    One thousand COVID-19 victims were named across the front page and inside the paper – representing just one per cent of the current death toll – on Sunday, to mark the « vastness and the variety of lives lost ».

    Researchers and editors at the newspaper scoured obituaries and death notices of the people who had died as a result of the virus and selected a line for each victim represented.

    “Lila A. Fenwick, 87, New York City, first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School, » one example of 1,000 read. 

    As of Sunday afternoon, just over 97,000 Americans had died as a result of coronavirus, according to a tally kept by John Hopkins University, approximately 60,000 thousand more than the United Kingdom, which has the second-highest death toll.

    The country has so far confirmed a total of 1.6 million cases and will likely hit the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths within days.

    Marc Lacey, the paper’s national editor, said: « I wanted something that people would look back on in 100 years to understand the toll of what we’re living through. »

    Across the country, lockdown measures are slowly easing as President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted « transition to greatness », his slogan for reopening the US.

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