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'100,000 lives' display recognizes lives lost to coronavirus

Two Durham teens put up 100 copies of Sunday's New York Times front page near the East Campus bridge, representing the lives lost in the United States to the coronavirus. 

"I’ve been finding the relationship to these numbers hard to grasp, but these are human lives,” Leo Egger, one of the creators of the display, told The News & Observer. “From far away it looks like an abstract painting but the closer you get the names come into focus.”