Time cover marks 200,000 deaths
Time magazine's latest cover will mark an approaching milestone in the coronavirus pandemic - 200,000 related deaths in the US - with the headline "An American Failure" and an illustration within a black border for only the second time in its history.
It also used a black border on an illustration after the 9/11 terror attacks.
The cover is made up of dates and death counts listed back to back, covering most of the page.
A failure of leadership at many levels and across parties; a distrust of scientists, the media and expertise in general; and deeply ingrained cultural attitudes about individuality and how we value human lives have all combined to result in a horrifically inadequate pandemic response, the Time cover story reads. "COVID-19 has weakened the US and exposed the systemic fractures in the country, and the gulf between what this nation promises its citizens and what it actually delivers."
The death toll from COVID-19 stands at more than 194,000 in the US.