This content was published on February 22, 2021 – Jul 21:43,
The death toll from Covid-19 in the United States has crossed the half-million mark, according to data released Monday by Johns Hopkins University.
The university’s data, which is considered a reference in tracking injuries and deaths resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, showed that the total number of people whose lives the pandemic claimed was 500,071, an increase of 100,000 from the total number recorded just a month ago on the eve of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, who made the fight against Covid-19 His absolute priority.
Biden said Monday that “the number of Americans who died as a result of this pandemic exceeds the number of deaths in the United States during World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined,” indicating that he and First Lady Jill Biden will commit, Monday evening, together with Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Imhoff for a minute. Silence in mourning for the victims.
And the United States is the country most affected by the pandemic in terms of the number of injuries and deaths.
Rochelle Wallinski, director of the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the main federal public health agency, said Monday that the more than 500 victims of Covid-19 in the United States are “a tragic reminder of the gravity of this pandemic and the suffering it has caused.”
And on Sunday, Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert and advisor to the president, said, “It’s terrible, terrible.”
He added in a statement to CNN, “We have not seen anything like it for more than 100 years, since the 1948 epidemic,” explaining that “this is something that will be eternal in history.”
The first death from Covid-19 was recorded in the United States a year ago, on February 29, 2020.
Three months after that date, the country crossed the threshold of 100,000 deaths, and four months later the toll reached 200,000 deaths, and after less than three months it reached 300,000, before it reached 400,000 deaths in January on the eve of the inauguration of Joe. Biden as president.
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