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).

It went viral after it was shared by comedian Ahir Shah.

And here are just a few of the things people said about it.

https://twitter.com/TVNaga01/status/1347489421189390337?s=20

Source @BBCNewsnight H/T @AhirShah