The New York Times is honoring coronavirus victims by listing their names

The New York Times is honoring coronavirus victims by listing their names, ages, where they lived, and a short obituary on the Sunday, May 24, front page.

The headline reads: “U.S. DEATHS NEAR 100,000, AN INCALCULABLE LOSS,” and the subhead is: “They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us.”

Sunday’s special tribute will contain 1,000 names of those who have died of the coronavirus. The Times compiled obituaries and death notices of COVID-19 victims from newspapers across the country and plucked vivid passages from them.

The obituaries covered a lot of ground, ranging from: “no one made creamed potatoes or fried sweet corn the way she did” to “hotel banquet worker and Bangladeshi leader.”

The Times tweeted an image of the front page at 5:48 p.m., and less than two hours later, it already had over 50,000 retweets and 75,000 likes.

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