The New York Times devoted it’s print edition’s entire front pageor by listing the names of 1,000 coronavirus victims. It would need 99 more pages to run them all. Recent reports say some 36,000 deaths could have been avoided if the Trump administration had acted sooner.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reflected many when he said this: “”Who knew the virus was already here January, February, March? Now, who should have known? It’s above my pay grade as governor of one state. But what federal agency, what international health organization? I don’t know. It’s not what I do.”
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 23, 2020
I made a point of reading all 1,000 names and one-line mini-bios published in today’s New York Times. I paused on each for a moment of silence memorializing the needlessly lost life that bio tried to sum up in a few inadequate words. The loss I felt was incalculable.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 24, 2020
— The Cartoon Movement (@cartoonmovement) May 24, 2020
Somehow the New York Times’ digital representation of lives lost is just as jarring as 1,000 names covering the front page. pic.twitter.com/gvIupDTqKc
— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) May 24, 2020
A reminder in the incredible @nytimes project why local news matters – an entire column devoted to the project sourcing, much of it from local newspapers & journalism sites. Subscribe to a news outlet, guys. Big and small. They really matter. pic.twitter.com/tSa2USy0Xl
— Cynthia Needham (@CynthiaNeedham) May 24, 2020
— purple teacher #ProtectOurDemocracy (@peaceandteachin) May 24, 2020
My God. Devastating text-only front page of the New York Times.
The names of some of the victims of #COVID19 (now that the total has tipped 100,000)
— John O'Connell (@jdpoc) May 24, 2020
“You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.” — @realDonaldTrump on February 26, 2020
Tomorrow’s New York Times front page. pic.twitter.com/Wp6IPDWUX1
— Robert McNamara (@romc) May 23, 2020