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The U.S. Marks 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Nearly a year since the first known coronavirus-related death was reported in the U.S., the country is set to lose almost half a million of its people due to the pandemic.

Today, the pandemic death toll in the U.S. has ratcheted up to more than 500,000 people. This figure is higher than any other country in the world.

In fact, more Americans have died from Covid-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.

That said, with a new Biden administration in place, there is now a different approach to tackling the disease.

Many people now believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Now, the new virus cases are down sharply, deaths are slowing, and vaccines are steadily being administered.

President Biden said the U.S. could see near normalcy by year’s end but warned that new virus variants could slow progress.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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