New York Times’ Dedicates Sunday Front Page Listing Virus Victims

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NEW YORK — The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.

The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns under the headline “U.S. Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss,” with a subheadline reading: “They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us.”

The all-text list takes the place of the usual articles, photographs and graphics in an effort to convey the vastness and variety of lives lost, according to Simone Landon, assistant editor of the graphics desk.

A tally kept by Johns Hopkins University says more than 96,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States.

Tom Bodkin, chief creative officer of The Times, said he did not remember any front pages without images, though there have been pages with only graphics, during his 40 years at the newspaper.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. While the times did something incredible. The brain behind this is to start a talk how manny lives we lost in the Trump era. Shame on the times were using people who die for their own political agenda..

  2. somehow during the Holocaust the Times managed to hide, just the facts, of the killings of the Jews, in its back pages. i spit on the Times.

  3. If only this propgandist paper had done something like this in the 1940s instead of covering up the holocaust.

  4. It is about time that this rag finally prints something that is actually TRUE. Most of the “times” a grat percentahe of what they print is simply fals as well as being Anti-Semitic.

  5. The NY Times published the names of every victim of 9-11 with their photos and bio. Only the Failed Trumpus and his conformists want to dishonor the 100,000 dead. A disgrace on the goyesha golf course. And in WH. Brech.

  6. 100,000 people died of the Hong Kong Flu in the US in 1968, when that was a far higher percentage of the population. No vaccine and spread fast and wide. It barely got noticed among Vietnam, the Moon Program, the Civil Rights marches and whatever else. It is barely remembered.

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