The New York Times newspaper anticipated in the last hours that it will carry on its cover this Sunday a thousand names and surnames of people who died in the United States due to the coronavirus, which represent the 1 percent of the number of fatalities that it has caused there the pandemic.
“The thousand people who are here reflect 1% of the total. None was just a number,” stressed the newspaper through social networks.
The historic cover was anticipated by the newspaper, one of the most prestigious in the world, during the afternoon of this Saturday and the image reads a title that occupies all the columns of the first page with the statement: “The deaths in the USA. The US is approaching 100,000, an incalculable loss. “
With 1,613,476 infections and 96,662 deaths, the United States remains by far the world’s worst hit by the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
So “as the country nears a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths attributed to the virus, The New York Times recorded obituaries and news on the victims’ deaths,” explains the text, which anticipates reminders of 1,000 people who died. cause of the coronavirus. “The numbers alone cannot measure the impact of the coronavirus in the United States” because “it is about patients, interrupted jobs or lives that ended prematurely,” the New York Times will say in its edition tomorrow, according to advancement.
All in all, the American newspaper is not the first to remember the victims of the coronavirus in this way: thirteen days ago, the Brazilian newspaper O’Globo also covered its cover with the names of the first 10,000 people killed in the neighboring country of cause of the pandemic.