Wednesday, February 21, 2024

US crosses 500k deaths due to Covid-19

The United States has overcome a shocking 500000 deaths from COVID-19 in just a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California.

The country recorded more than 28 million cases of COVID-19 and 500,054 deaths as of Monday afternoon. According to Tolis University’s John Hopkins and Reuters, although daily cases and hospitalizations had fallen to their lowest levels since Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays.

About 19 percent of all coronavirus deaths worldwide occur in the United States. A large number because it makes up just four percent of the world’s population.

“The numbers are staggering,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, senior infectious disease adviser to President Joe Biden, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “If you look back historically, we have done worse than almost any other country and we were a very developed and wealthy country.”

The tax yields are close to the number of Americans who died in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam combined.

The country’s poor performance reflects a lack of a unified national response last year. When former President Donald Trump’s administration largely left the state to tackle the biggest public health crisis in a century. The president often at odds with his own health experts.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will mark the massive loss of life from COVID-19 Monday evening during an event at the White House. Which will include a speech from the President, moments of silence, and a candlelight ceremony.

Flag lower to half on federal property

The US flag on federal property lowered to half of the staff in five days. And also, Washington National Cathedral will ring its bells 500 times Monday night.

By 2020, the virus has a full year life expectancy in the United States, the biggest decline since World War II.

The US epidemic that hit the country in early 2020 claimed the first 100,000 deaths in May.

So then by September, the number of victims had doubled as the virus had shrunk and increased in the summer months.

Tired of the pandemic, Americans are battling the mountain of losses caused by COVID-19. While health experts warn of a recurrence of the coronavirus in autumn and winter.

The death toll had reached 300,000 in December as the United States entered a deadly post-holiday period. In which 230,000 people died in less than three months. Now it becomes more than 500000 deaths.

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Deaths between December and February accounted for 46 percent of all deaths from COVID-19 in the United States. Even as a vaccine finally became available and monumental efforts to vaccinate Americans began.

Even though the depressed attacks, the virus appears to have died down. As US cases of COVID-19 declined for the sixth straight year. However, health experts warn that variants of the coronavirus found in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil could set off a new wave that threatens to reverse its recent positive trend.

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