To mark the imminent passage of the 100,000 dead coronavirus mark in the United States, the American daily newspaper The New York Times dedicates its front page Sunday May 24 to the memory of a thousand of them and evokes for each what been his life.
“ These 1,000 people here represent just one percent of the total. None of them was just a number, ”writes the newspaper, briefly presenting its front page, entirely covered in tight printed text.
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 data available on Saturday evening. On Saturday, the country recorded 1,127 new deaths in 24 hours. Crossing the 100,000 death mark seems only a matter of days.
Among the victims cited by the New York Times , each with the location where they died from Covid-19 disease, include " Joe Diffie, 62, Nashville, Grammy-winning country music star ", or " Lila A. Fenwick, 87, New York City, first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School ”. And also " Myles Coker, 69, New York City, released after being sentenced to life in prison ", " Ruth Skapinok, 85, Roseville, California, garden birds came to eat in her hand ", " Jordan Driver Haynes, 27, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, generous young man with an enchanting smile ”.
" I wanted something that people could reread in 100 years to understand the weight of what we're going through, " said Marc Lacey, the newspaper's national editor.