In the US, the death toll from corona infection reached close to 1 lakh. The newspaper New York Times published the names of 1000 dead on its front page on Sunday. The newspaper wrote only one line of condolence for all of them, “America close to 1 lakh deaths, a tremendous loss.” They were not just names included in a list, they were all of us. “
The newspaper wrote that the 1000 people whose names are here are just 1% of the total deaths. The list was so long that by the 12th page of the newspaper, the names of the dead would be written. They were remembered by writing a line about their names, ages and addresses.
Newspaper front page viral on social media:
The New York Times wrote in its article that the impact of the virus on the US cannot be measured on the basis of numbers alone. Whether it is the number of dead, patients or those who lost jobs because of it. As the newspaper released its front-page screen shot late Saturday night, it went viral on social media. Users thanked the newspaper for this unique way of remembering the dead.
The dead were remembered in this fashion:
- Ramey Cone, 91- New York City, had rescued 56 Jewish families from the Gestapo.
- Albert Petrocelli, 73- Chief of New York City, who answered the call on the unfortunate day of 9/11.
- Cedric Dixon, 48- A Police Dictative from New York City, Harlem, who had an inquiry gift.
- Baisi Offiong, 25 – who saw his friend’s worsening condition and brought out his best.
- Charles Constantino, 86- Menlo Park, NJ, worked with the New York Times for 40 years.
Even after 9/11, I remembered the dead
The New York Times has done this kind of work for the second time. Earlier, on September 9 of 2011, he paid a similar tribute to those killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. In this attack, 2 thousand 977 people were killed and more than 25 thousand people were injured.