Toward the end of May in the year , the number of people in the United States who have died from the coronavirus passed , — almost all of them within a three-month span. An average of more than 1, deaths a day. A number is an imperfect measure when applied to the human condition. A number provides an answer to how many, but it can never convey the individual arcs of life, the , ways of greeting the morning and saying good night. The immensity of such a sudden toll taxes our ability to comprehend, to understand that each number adding up to , represents someone among us just yesterday. Who was the 1,rd person to die?
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An intense school board meeting that lasted more than four hours drew more proponents than critics of the Brevard Public Schools guidelines on how transgender and other LGBTQ students should be treated in accordance with state and federal laws. While civility prevailed, the meeting drew heated exchanges and a vitriolic display of homophobic and transphobic bigotry from some protestors who gathered outside the building before the meeting, according to News 6 partner Florida Today. Despite not being originally part of the meeting agenda, the focal point of the night was a document, sent to BPS administrators March 1, containing guidance for working with LGBTQ students. The document has been widely circulated since last week by local politicians and the conservative group Moms for Liberty, sparking outrage on social media. The guidance, based in federal law and court rulings, was not new — the board passed its non-discrimination policy for LGBTQ students in , and the guidelines have been in development since August — and the board was not taking a vote on the matter Tuesday.