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New York Times fills Sunday edition with names of Civid-19 victims

By  The Dubrovnik Times May 24, 2020

The New York Times filled the cover of their Sunday with the names of people who have died of coronavirus.

All the usual texts, photographs and drawings have been replaced by a list of names and excerpts from obituaries in memory of the dead as the US approaches the “dark turning point” of 100,000 coronavirus victims. Assistant graphic editor Simone Landon said she and her colleagues realized that there was "a little data fatigue" among themselves as well as the general public.

The site was compiled by a journalist who reviewed obituaries and death notices through online sources and compiled a list of nearly 1,000 names, the announcement said on Saturday.

Short excerpts taken from obituaries and listed on the cover give a sense of "the uniqueness of every lost life," including "Alan Lund, 81, Washington, conductor with the most wonderful ear" and "Theresa Elloie, 63, New Orleans, known for making floral jewellery."

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Sunday's front page- Photo New York Times Twitter

The U.S. has 1.6 million cases of coronavirus infection, according to John Hopkins University. Currently, the U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in the world.

In New York State, the U.S. state hardest hit by the pandemic, there are more than 360,000 confirmed cases and about 29,000 deaths. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that there are signs of progress, and the state has reported the lowest death toll in recent weeks.

With 84 deaths, Friday marks the first day since March in which the daily death toll dropped to double digits.


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