The New York Times honors Covid-19 victims

To mark the imminent passing of the 100,000 dead Covid-19 mark in the United States, the American daily The New York Times devotes its first page to the memory of the victims of the virus.

“The 1,000 people on this page represent 1% of the total balance sheet. None of them were just a number. They were with us. “Home New York Timesis arresting.

While the flags are at half mast, Sunday May 24, in the United States, in tribute to the victims of Covid-19, the famous American daily devoted his first page to 1,000 people who died on US soil. Their names cover the entire page, which is usually reserved for articles and photos.

“The figures alone cannot quantify the impact of coronavirus on America. Whether it’s the number of patients being treated, lost jobs, lives ended prematurely,” the daily writes, while the country is about to exceed the threshold of 100,000 dead.

The United States is the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, both in number of deaths and cases, with 97,048 deaths for 1,621,658 cases, according to the latest available data on Saturday night. On Saturday, the country recorded 1,127 new deaths in 24 hours.

Joe Diffie, 62, Myles Coker, 69 …

To restore the victims to their humanity hidden by statistics, the New York Times declares “to have immersed themselves in the death sentences and death notices”. It provides biographical elements for each place where they died. From New York to California comes the Necropsy Judgment from all over the country and their loved ones have tried to explain their personality in a few words.

We find “Joe Diffie, 62, of Nashville, a Grammy-based country music star,” or “Lila A. Fenwick, 87, of New York, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.” In addition, “Myles Coker, 69, of New York, released after being sentenced to life in prison,” “Ruth Skapinok, 85, of Roseville, Calif., Garden birds came to eat in her hand,” “Jordan Driver Haynes, 27, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, generous young man with an enchanting smile. “

“I wanted something that people could read about in 100 years to understand the importance of what we are going through,” said Marc Lacey, the newspaper’s national editor.

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The New York Times was praised and shared tens of thousands of times on social media, while Donald Tumpy’s behavior was also criticized.

On Twitter, many Americans were upset to see Donald Trump choose to return to the golf courses on Saturday, May 23. The parallel between the US President’s relaxing weekend and the publication inspired several scandalous images, such as this overlay of a drawing by political cartoonist Michael de Adder in the magazine.

In another picture, a twittos presidential couple pictured the death and wrote in bold and red in the newspaper “” I don’t care. And you? ” Melania Trump, June 2018 ”. “Donald Tump – Covid-19-2020”

For his part, the US president, who is pushing for an economic recovery, tweeted Saturday “Transition to Greatness” and raised the slogan he uses to advocate for the reopening of the economy. A tweet that caused outrage because it is in dissonance with the human toll.