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New York Times pays tribute to victims

While the United States appears to date as the most affected country in the world, the New York daily devoted its front page Sunday to the American patients who died from the coronavirus pandemic. The names of several hundred people cover the first page in six columns.

While the United States appears to date as the most affected country in the world, the New York daily devoted its front page Sunday to the American patients who died from the coronavirus pandemic. The names of several hundred people cover the first page in six columns.

“Lila A. Fenwick, 87, New York City”, “Coby Adolph, 44, Chicago, entrepreneur and adventurer” or “Jordan Driver Haynes, 27, Cedar Rapids, Iowa”. Here are some of the victims of covid-19. On the front page of its Sunday edition, the American daily newspaper published the names, ages and places of death of 1,000 people who died from the virus.

A tribute to recall that they “were not just numbers”. However, this long list is meant to be symbolic. “The 1,000 people here present represent only one percent of the victims,” ​​recalls the American daily, referring to an “incalculable loss”.

The United States is indeed particularly affected by the pandemic. According to the latest AFP report, 1,622,670 patients have been diagnosed to date and more than 97,000 people have died from covid-19 on the American continent.

The impact of the virus on the world’s leading power, however, will not be limited to human losses. After ten years of uninterrupted growth, the central bank notably estimated at the end of April that the United States could experience the greatest recession in its history in 2020.

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