The United States has recorded more than half a million deaths due to the Corona virus, which is the largest death toll in the world since the outbreak of the epidemic.
A year passed since the first infection with the virus was recorded on the American West Coast, after it was first detected in China.
Candles will be lit with a minute of silence standing in the White House mourning the loss of this huge number of human lives due to the Corona virus, and President Joe Biden will deliver a speech on the occasion.
The United States has set another world record in this epidemic, which is more than 18.1 million cases of the virus.
The number of injuries in the United States is almost twice that of India, which is 11 million, and Brazil, 10.1 million.
Brazil recorded the second death toll in the world by more than 244,000, and Mexico the third death toll, with more than 178,000.
“After tens of years, people will talk about this as a terrible event in the history of the United States, that this huge number of people die from a respiratory disease,” the chief infectious disease expert in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN.
Statistics provided by the Institute for Health Assessment at the University of Washington predict that another 90,000 Americans will die from the virus by June.
Statistics estimate that the number of deaths in the United States due to the Corona virus in late May / May reaches 500 people per day, while the number of daily deaths is currently 2000 people.
Referrals to hospitals decreased by 40 percent, after the vaccination process against the virus reached a rate of 1.6 million people per day.
Despite the improvement in statistics on the consequences of the epidemic, the average life expectancy in the United States decreased by one year due to the Corona virus, according to the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ethnic minorities have been affected more by the virus, with higher rates of deaths.
The average life expectancy of black men lost by three years from January to June 2020.
The decline among Hispanic men was 2.4 years over the same period.
Biden’s policy in dealing with the Corona virus differs from that of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who questioned the seriousness of the epidemic, and was accused of politicizing the wearing of masks and other preventive measures.
White House spokeswoman Gene Sackey said Monday that President Biden will invite all Americans to participate in a minute of silence and order flags at half-mast over all federal government buildings for five days.
She added that the president’s speech would express “the extent of the losses that the Americans have suffered as a result of this epidemic.”
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