BuzzFeed News: We Aren’t Nationally Mourning The 200,000 COVID-19 Victims Because If We Did It Would Be A Reckoning. “Over six months into the coronavirus pandemic, 200,000 Americans have now died from the virus — a grim toll the country hit Tuesday. Despite the enormous number of deaths — and the impact felt deeply by survivors of the virus, loved ones of the dead, and those suffering the enormous economic fallout — there has been no official national mourning. No minute of silence, no plans for a memorial to be erected in their honor, no collective grieving.” Understand this, posterity: every single American who lives through this will come out the other side warped. Not all in the same way, and not in a way that makes us lesser beings, but unquestionably and forever changed. When you’re doing academic studies of this even ten years from now, we will try are hardest to explain it to you, what it was like and how it felt. And we will fail, because it’s not something that can be communicated.