New York —
The cover of the NYT newspaper brings the names of those killed by COVID-19 in the United States, when that number approaches 100,000
The challenge of honoring and taking into account the lives lost due to the coronavirus pandemic reached a dimension that is already moving and is trending on social networks, when the newspaper The New York Times showed its cover of the Sunday May 24 issue, which includes 1,000 names and obituaries of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States, stating that this list represents only 1%.
The front page of The New York Times for May 24, 2020 pic.twitter.com/Mp4figjnQe
– The New York Times (@nytimes) May 23, 2020
Twitter He highlighted it among the events of the day and wrote: ¨The newspaper printed 1,000 names on its cover on Sunday, May 24, noting that the list represents only 1% of total loss of life in the United States. The cover also says: ‘They are not just names on a list. We are'”.
Journalist John Grippe NYT explains in “The project behind a cover full of names” how this cover of obituaries and death notices was conceived with newspapers across the country, which tries to frame and honor the incalculable losses that have shaken families, neighborhoods for months , towns and cities in the United States, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Inside the newspaper, the list continues, threaded with an essay by Dan Barry, journalist and columnist for the Times. But above all there are names. More names and more lives lost.
And these are some of the obituaries cited on Twitter:
A few of the names:
Robert Barghaan, 88, New York City, could fix almost anything
Patricia H. Thatcher, 79 Clifton Park, NY, san in her church choir for 42 years
Jim J. Wolf Sr. 72, South Holland, Ill., Known as “Big Wolf” to the basketball players he coached
– Marc Lacey (@marclacey) May 23, 2020
The backstory about Sunday’s NYT Page One: @marclacey says “I wanted something that people would look back on in 100 years to understand the toll of what we’re living through.” I’m sharing the front page on @CNN with @AnaCabrera now… https://t.co/QJ253FNsk8
– Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 23, 2020
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