It’s easy to get lost in the numbers we hear about deaths from COVID-19. As the tally keeps growing, we should remember that each statistic represents people who succumb to the virus. A single-digit represents a beating heart–a life that deserves to be remembered, honored, and celebrated. Each fatality represents a family that is grieving, friends who are struggling with the loss, and a community whose light is now a little dimmer.
Alex Goldstein, the man behind the Twitter account “Faces of COVID,” wanted to make sure that the daily recitation of statistics wouldn’t become just part of the background noise of our daily lives. So he jumped in and started a Twitter page, https://twitter.com/FacesOfCOVID, designed to highlight those who have lost their lives to Coronavirus. We applaud this effort since every life is a life worth remembering. We encourage you to commemorate those we have lost, those we will lose, and those who are missing their loved ones. Above all, never forget that the COVID fatalities are not numbers, they are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, neighbors, and more.