The total loss from the Kovid-1p epidemic is virtually negligible. The damage is greater than any image or description. But the Times is trying in a unique way, dedicating the names of nearly a thousand victims to the front page and three inside pages of Sunday.
The result: a first page without any photographs, news articles, ads or anything else. The whole page is full of corpses, with a banner heading that says, “Nearly 100,000 deaths in the United States, an uninterrupted locks.”
Many experts say the Kovid-19 death toll is even worse because some of the victims died at home or were not counted for other reasons. But with the confirmed death toll hovering close to 100,000, the Times editor and reporters have talked about ways to review what has happened in the past few months.
Landon said the project is a response to “somewhat of fatigue”.
As the national emergency has stretched from a few weeks to a few months, a certain level of neutrality has been established. The numbers are hard to understand.
So the Times collected the names and stories of Kovid-19 victims from newspapers across America. “The 1000 people here reflected only 1% of the toll,” the listing said in a statement to the paper. “No one was a mere number.”
Name columns and columns about life and death:
Angelina Michaelocos, 92, “was never afraid to sing or dance.”
Leila Fenwick, 87, is “the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law.”
Romy Cohen, 91, “saved 56 Jewish families from the Gestapo.”
April Right, 33, was a “disability rights advocate.”
Patricia H. Thatcher, 79, “sang for his church singer for 42 years.”
Fred Gray, 75, “likes his bacon and hash brown crispy.”
Ley, year old Harley e. Size “He found his true calling when he was driving the school bus.”
Frank Gabrin, 60, was an “emergency room physician who died in her husband’s arms.”
Skyler Herbert, 5, was “the youngest victim of the Michigan coronavirus epidemic.”
Philippe Kahn, 100, “a World War II veteran whose couple died a century ago in the Spanish flu pandemic.”
William de Greek, 55, “thought it important to know a person’s life story.”
Dan Barry, a veteran writer for The Times, has an article on “The Human Toll” of today’s epidemic inside
“Imagine,” he wrote, “a city of one million inhabitants that was here on New Year’s Day that has now been removed from the American map.”