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Today’s New York Times front page is a grim reminder of what this pandemic has cost thus far. As you’ll see, the entire page is comprised of the names of those who have succumbed to Covid-19 in the U.S. There are 1,000 names listed which makes up just 1% of the almost 100,000 lives lost. You can enlarge it and see these were people from different age groups and all walks of life. The toll is just…staggering. So, as everything opens back up and people fight over things like wearing face masks, perhaps some reflection is in order.

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They were not simply names on a list. They were us.