A million goodbyes: The terrible toll taken on America by Covid

The US’s death toll from the pandemic is about to surpass the symbolic one million mark, with casualty figures cleaving sharply among class and racial lines. And yet, even after two years, both sides of the country’s political divide remain at loggerheads over what to do next

Elizabeth Cooper sits on a bench in front of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg’s installation In America: Remember, which commemorates the US’s Covid-19 deaths, in Washington DC. Picture: Getty