Marion McKeone: Covid deaths in US could soon hit 1m mark

More Americans have now died of the coronavirus under the presidency of Joe Biden than under his wayward predecessor Donald Trump

19th December, 2021
Marion McKeone: Covid deaths in US could soon hit 1m mark
A Covid-19 patient on a ventilator at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan earlier this week: based on current infection rates, the virus is likely to claim one million American lives. Picture: Getty

Last Tuesday, the number of Americans that have died from Covid-19 passed the 800,000 mark. That figure is horrific enough, but given the ongoing resistance to vaccinations, mask mandates and even the most basic social distancing protocols among 40 per cent of the population, it is likely, based on current infection rates, that the virus will claim one million American lives before it is finally brought under control.

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