Monday, May 25, 2020

Fronting with truth

The image at left is the from page of The New York Times for Sunday, May 24, 2020. The paper used the names and a brief part of the victim’s obituary as away to convey an idea of who the person was, what their life was like. It’s 1,000 snapshots of of the sort of vibrant people that the USA has lost.

1,000 is also a small fraction of how many people the USA will lose before this is all over. The front page was published just as the USA was closing in on 100,000 deaths. And with many, many more deaths coming after that, it would be easy to lose sight of the fact they’re people who were lost—not mere numbers.

The paper published a note about how the project came together, but the piece speaks for itself, really—and it speaks for 1,000 of those who were lost.

1 comment:

rogerogreen said...

And more to come. Georgia opens, no big surge in numbers. Are people in Atlanta (whose mayor opposes the reopening) staying home? Is the health dept - who somehow managed not to convey to the idiot governor that one can be asymptomatic and have the virus - doing its job? And that's just one state...