A powerful piece by ⁦@juliebosman⁩ on an unfathomable toll that is nearing — the loss of half a million people.

"More Americans have perished from Covid-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined." nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/…
Mark Buchanan, manager at the Side Door Saloon in Petoskey, Mich., has been thinking of the stool where his friend Larry Cummings used to sit on Monday nights...
“It was like 9:10 every Monday,” Mr. Buchanan said. “We knew that when the door opened, it was Larry walking in.”
Lucy Tompkins contributed reporting from New York, Bryan Pietsch from Denver, and Mitch Smith from Chicago. Alain Delaquérière contributed research.
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23 Oct 20
As you go to work today realize that millions of Americans would do anything to be in your shoes. We teamed up with news organizations across America to capture joblessness in 2020. Please take a few minutes to read. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Read some of the projects produced by our journalistic partners. Here's one by the Buffalo News: buffalonews.com/news/local/out…
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12 Mar 20
Flying? I took a flight from Newark to Orlando the other day for a family gathering. The airport was not empty but it had an eerie feel. Read about what I saw, and what other Times journalists have seen as they've flown across the country in recent days. nyti.ms/3cRThTi
The couple in the lede was actually smooching through their masks. I took a photo of them but missed the shot. Respect to all the photographers out there.
There was one family that looked like they had walked out of an operating room. Masks. Surgical gloves. One of them even walked with her hands in the air the way surgeons do on the way to the table.
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1 Aug 19
We all know that local newspapers have been going through tough times, so tough that many have closed. What does a newsroom feel like in its final week? ⁦@RichardFausset⁩ takes you along in this beautiful piece. nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/…
From @RichardFausset: “A mock-up of the front page greeted her on the newsroom printer, screaming out a bold, striking headline: FINAL EDITION. She sat at a desk and opened some bills, one of them stamped ‘past due.’”
With the distribution of its final issue on May 7, The Warroad Pioneer, which printed about 1,100 copies per week, joined roughly 2,000 newspapers that have closed in the U.S. over the last 15 years, said a study by U.N.C. researchers soberly titled “The Expanding News Desert.”
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24 Jul 19
“We kept running the tub, we turned on the sink, we flushed the toilet. All the water was coming out dirty,” Ms. Moralez said. nytimes.com/2019/07/24/us/… via ⁦@nytimes
As many as 1,000 community water systems in California may be at high risk of failing to deliver potable water — 1 out of every 3 — according to a previously undisclosed estimate by the California State Water Resources Control Board, which regulates drinking water.
“Nationally, political leaders have struggled to reach consensus over how to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure, including the country’s drinking water systems, which the American Society of Civil Engineers gave a D rating in its 2017 report.”
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