The United States is one of the worst-hit nations due to coronavirus pandemic with death toll mounting over 1,00,000 and politicians less cared about the same.
To highlight the issue, The New York Times on Sunday marked the grim milestone with a stark memorial on its front page — one-line obituaries for 1,000 victims.
“The 1,000 people here reflect just one percent of the toll. None were mere numbers,” the newspaper said in a short introduction on the front page. The picture of the same made it to the internet sparking reactions form people.
Victims featured by the Times included “Joe Diffie, 62, Nashville, Grammy-winning country music star,” and “Lila A. Fenwick, 87, New York City, first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.”
The editor of the newspaper, when asked about the same, said that he wanted to make something people would look back “in 100 years to understand the toll of what we’re living through.”
As the headline made headlines, people came forward to recall that it is only one per cent of the total deaths. They also criticised Trump for his childlike careless reaction towards the pandemic.
This meme says it all … let's make it go viral. pic.twitter.com/fBUtQqszWV— EducatedWildChildGrownUp (@ListenHere12) May 24, 2020