‘Tragic and completely avoidable’: US hits 700,000 Covid-19 deaths

Posted by on October 2, 2021 3:20 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Joe Biden laments ‘astonishing death toll’ as 100,000 die since June despite the availability of vaccines

The Covid-19 death toll in the US has now surpassed 700,000, despite the Covid-19 vaccines’ wide availability, in what one expert called a “tragic and completely avoidable milestone”.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the US went just past 700,000 deaths on Friday; the US had previously reached 600,000 deaths in June. The country has had a total of 43.6m confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins.

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