Painful record in US: More than half a million deaths from corona virus

The Associated Press reports that according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the lives lost are roughly equal to the population of the city of Kansas, Missouri, or more than the number of Americans who died in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, all together. Some 405,000 were killed in World War II, 58,000 in the Vietnam War and 36,000 in the Korean War.

According to the University of Washington’s prediction model, despite the vaccination campaign that began in the US as early as mid-December, the US is expected to reach more than 589,000 deaths from the virus, by June 1, 2021.

The victims of the virus are remembered, when the number of patients exceeded 200,000. Photo: Shatterstock

The average number of deaths and daily incidents has dropped in recent weeks, but experts warn that dangerous versions of the virus could change the positive trend. In addition, there are experts who even believe that not enough Americans have been vaccinated so that the vaccine will have a real impact on the trend in the US and attribute the decline in deaths to better discipline when it comes to wearing a mask and maintaining social distance, for the “after holidays” and cold winter days. , When many people tend to stay more at home.

A minute of silence in the White House. Photo: Reuters

The first known deaths from the virus in the US occurred in early February 2020, 4 months later the US reached the first 100,000 deaths, in September there were already 200,000 deaths and in December 300,000 deaths, then within a little more than a month the number jumped to 400,000 and February 2021 to 500,000 Are dying across the US.

The number of deaths from the virus in the US is by far the highest reported so far in the world, and in fact it is speculated that the actual death toll is even significantly higher, partly because at the beginning of last year’s outbreak, many cases were ignored or not attributed to corona virus.

In the U.S., 500,071,000 deaths, of which 13,449 have died in the last seven days alone, 28,174,133 documented cases of corona, of which 449,722 new cases in just the last 7 days, 44,138,118 have received the first vaccine so far and 19,438,495 have received the second vaccine.