Sunday's New York Times lists names of 1,000 victims of COVID-19

Posted at 12:11 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 13:11:45-04

The New York Times is showing the magnitude of the coronavirus death toll on the front page of their paper.

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

The front-page headline reads "US death toll near 100,000, an incalculable loss."

New York Times editors say they felt that fatigue and numbness are setting in, as the nation approaches the milestone.

They decided to gather information for about 1,000 victims from across the country.

The 1,000 names represent only about 1% of the total number.

The paper's sub-headline reads "They were not simply names on a list - they were us."