With the U.S. on the verge of exceeding 100,000 deaths due to the global coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times Sunday front page listed names of 1,000 COVID-19 victims in memoriam.
"U.S. Deaths Near 100,000, An Incalculable Loss," read the headline stretched across the top, followed by a subhead reading, "They were not simply names on a list. They were us."
The Times displayed the front page via Twitter early Sunday morning.
"Numbers alone cannot possibly measure the impact of the coronavirus in America, whether it is the number of patients treated, jobs interrupted, or lives cut short," the Times' introduction read.
"As the country nears a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths attributed to the virus, the New York Times sourced obituaries and death notices of the victims."
The Times also tweeted one name was listed in error in first editions.
"Correction: Earlier editions of Sunday's front page included at least one name in error. Our original tweet containing an image of that front page has been deleted and replaced with an image of the late edition."
More than 98,705 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S. by Sunday morning, according to Worldometer, which culls data from Johns Hopkins University and recent media reports.
Among those, more than 29,112 have come in New York state alone, making it the world epicenter. Just two countries in the world have reported more deaths than the U.S. fourth-most populous state.
In addition, infections from there has been widespread to nearby states, including:
- New Jersey (11,083), the second-most COVID-19 victims.
- Pennsylvania (5,143) the fifth-most victims.
- Connecticut (3,675) the eighth-most victims.
Urban sprawl has been pinpointed as contributing to the deadly spread of the coronavirus, because of the difficulty in keeping social distancing in the most heavily populated areas of the U.S.
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Eric Mack has been a writer and editor at Newsmax since 2016. He is a 1998 Syracuse University journalism graduate and a New York Press Association award-winning writer.
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