New York Times publishes names of American lives lost to coronavirus

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NEW YORK (CNN) — The New York Times is showing the magnitude of the coronavirus death toll one name at a time.

The paper published the names of 1,000 victims in its Sunday edition.

The front page headline reads: “US Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss.”

Editors say they felt that fatigue and numbness are setting in as the nation approaches the horrific milestone, so they gathered information about 1,000 victims from across the country.

The 1,000 listed on the paper represent only about 1% of the total number of coronavirus victims in the United States.

The paper’s sub-headline reads, “They were not simply names on a list. They were us.”

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