National Geographic
National Geographic 20 Nov 2020

Visualizing the COVID-19 Tragedy - 360

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Since October, artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg has been planting flags in Washington, D.C. to visualize the more than 247,000 COVID-19 deaths in America so far. Every day, she updates the installation to reflect the rising death count, changing the numbers and adding more flags. Experience the installation in 360.


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