New York Times Devotes Entire Front Page to Names of Coronavirus Victims

New York, NY, USA - July 11, 2016: Headquarters of The New York Times in night
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The New York Times has devoted the entire front page of its Sunday edition to a list of names of those who have died from the coronavirus.

The Times deleted an earlier tweet of the image of its front page because of an error, as it explained:

Though the Times used the number “100,000,” the actual death count on the newspaper’s own running count is just above 97,000 as of early Sunday morning.

President Donald Trump ordered flags lowered to half-staff over Memorial Day weekend to commemorate the victims of the coronavirus. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had asked him to lower the flags on the date the U.S. hit 100,000 deaths, but Trump chose to use Memorial Day as the focus instead.

The impact of the pandemic shocked leaders around the world and took many scientists and observers by surprise — including the Times itself, which reported Jan. 8: “The new coronavirus doesn’t appear to be readily spread by humans.”

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