More than 400,000 people have died in the United States, according to an NBC news tally, a milestone that seemed unimaginable at the start of the epidemic a year ago.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, more than 2 million people have died from the virus worldwide. The death toll in America is the highest in the world, even though the country has less than 5 percent of the world’s population.
As of early Tuesday, there have been 400,103 American deaths from Kovid-19, according to NBC News count. This is roughly equivalent to the number of US military casualties in the second world war, which according to the Department of Veterans Affairs is about 405,000.
The US confirmed its first case of the virus in Seattle on January 21, 2020.
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Nearly a year later, 24 million people have been infected in the US, the most confirmed cases in the world. According to the NBC News tally, California became the first state to reach 3 million cases on Monday and Los Angeles County surpassed 1 million cases over the weekend.
The number of casualties is much higher than the onset of the epidemic.
White House Coronovirus Coordinator Drs. Deborah Birks warned in April that 240,000 American coronoviruses could have died if they had been followed “almost entirely”. President Donald Trump described that toll as “sobering” and has since been criticized for reducing the threat posed by the virus first and then deferring the federal government’s response.
Former US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman said, “Trump made fun of safe practices like wearing masks, social disturbances and hand washing and then no plans for the much-anticipated vaccine.” A tweet. “Results 400,000 dead.”
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As American health officials raced to immunize more and more vulnerable people, Kovid-19 continued to spread at record high rates across the country, with new mutant viruses spreading from the UK, Brazil and South Africa to the United States There was a risk of strains. , As well as new strains emerging in the US
But in California, the state’s epidemiologist Drs. Erica Pan recommended that providers are allowed to take doses from a batch of modern vaccines while they investigate reports of possible allergic reactions.
“More than 10 individuals require medical attention during 24 hours,” Paine said, adding that Pan is “out of an excessive amount of caution and also recognizes an extremely limited supply of vaccines” . “
President-Elect Joe Biden said last week that he would deploy the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard to help establish vaccine clinics across America as part of an ambitious plan to deliver shots to millions of Americans.
Corky Siemazko has contributed.