Vast Sea of Covid death…

Each White Flag: A Life Lost To Covid

Mourners from across the country gathered on
the National Mall to honor loved ones.
By Jamie Meltzer, The New York Times, 4/19/2022

In September 2021, more than 660,000 white flags were planted on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a participatory art project by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg titled “In America: Remember.”… With close to one million lives now lost to Covid in the United States, it may be impossible to truly make sense of the vast impact of the pandemic. But perhaps we can at least see its waves in a new light… [end quote]

We are all aware of the dramatic impact that Covid-19 has had on the Macro economy. This video helps bring the personal impact of the deaths to us. If made today, the installation would be almost 50% larger.

And that doesn’t count the impact of long Covid on millions. Long COVID has potentially affected up to 23 million Americans, pushing an estimated 1 million people out of work.

And the children orphaned by Covid. One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19-associated deaths. From April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, data suggest that more than 140,000 children under age 18 in the United States lost a parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent caregiver who provided the child’s home and basic needs, including love, security, and daily care.…

And not over yet.