A list of names which are aligned in six columns. The New York Times has shared on its social networks, the One-shock of its Sunday edition.
“A loss is incalculable,” was the headline of the daily when the balance of people who died of the COVID-19 approach to the symbolic figure of 100 000 in the United States.
“Alice Coopersmith Furst, 87-year-old Kentfield, California. Was part of the first class of girls admitted to the Bronx High School of Science […] Bassey Offlong, 25 years old, Michigan. Knew how to help his friends to become the best […] Fred Walter Gray, age 75, in the county of Benton. Loved the bacon and potato cakes crisp.”
The names, ages and stories about these 1000 dead of the coronavirus, which is 1% of the balance sheet of the country, are well developed on all the cover of the journal.
“They are not just names on a list. These victims, it is us. The numbers will not by themselves show the impacts of the coronavirus in the United States. Whether people hospitalized, lost jobs or lost lives. While the country is on the point of the claim number of 100 000, the New York Times was searched on the notice of death of the victims. These 1000 people grouped here represent only 1% of this number. None of them was just a number,” wrote the daily in the preamble to this list.