Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark put the 78,508 UK Covid deaths into perspective and it’s a tough watch
The closing moments of last night’s Newsnight on BBC2 reminded viewers that the number of deaths from Covid-19 in the UK has now reached 78,508.
Presenter Kirsty Wark said it can be hard to visualise what that number of people looks like, so they did this and it’s a tough, emotional watch (to say the very least).
In the UK, 78,508 people have now died of coronavirus since the pandemic began.
It can be hard to visualise such a large number, what does 78,508 people even look like?
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) January 8, 2021
It went viral after it was shared by comedian Ahir Shah.
— Ahir Shah (@AhirShah) January 8, 2021
And here are just a few of the things people said about it.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 8, 2021
Horrific. And then for each of these lives lost there is a circle of broken hearts and bereaved.
After my mum died, it took me a year before my heart stopped physically hurting. Sending love and strength to all of you who have lost loved ones https://t.co/KMgQEsGIrq
— Faiza Shaheen (@faizashaheen) January 8, 2021
78508 people. https://t.co/4Ki5yUMxfv
— Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla) January 8, 2021