‘A sad reminder of a world in mourning’: How the World was meant to end

A sad reminder to all who live in a world where we cannot even mourn the passing of our loved ones.

We will always be sad for the loss of someone we loved, but we will never forget their passing.

A world where the world is still a sad place and our grief is all that remains.

We are not a dying world.

We just did not want to end it.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated the World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimate of the global death toll.

It was revised to reflect that the World Bank has also estimated.