The United States on Tuesday surpassed a death of 200,000 due to the Coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s prime infectious-disease expert declared, “The idea of 200,000 deaths is really very sobering, in some respects stunning.”
The United States death toll reached a grim number of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in Tuesday. The US currently is the worst affected nation in the world due to the pandemic. The US undoubtedly also has the highest death rate in the world from the coronavirus. The death toll of US is an unimaginable one as no one really saw how far this virus would go on to claim lives in the US.
The report of 200,000 deaths was done by Johns Hopkins University, which declared the data on Tuesday was reported by Johns Hopkins, based on the information amassed from health officials all around the state.
Jennifer Nuzzo, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University expressed, “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point.” However, it is expected that the actual death toll is much higher in the US than the reported ones. Most of it is due to the US earlier writing off Coronavirus deaths as widespread testing was not enforced then. But the real toll is thought to be much higher, in part because many COVID-19 deaths were probably ascribed to other causes, especially early on, before widespread testing.
The failure of the US.
It was also observed from the nationwide data that Black people, Hispanic people and Native Americans have had the most COVID-19 related deaths respectively. This has also brought to light the ongoing and centuries long systemic racism in the country. This causes economic and healthcare benefits being denied due to racial discrimination.
The deaths currently are still rising as nations scramble to find a vaccine as a cure for the virus. Currently, The US has 770 deaths on a rough average per day. According to a widely referred model from the University of Washington, The data predicts that the US toll will quickly double to a staggering 400,000 by the end of 2020. Reasons to cite the predicted numbers is that schools and colleges will soon re-open during the winter semester. According to various media outlets and research firms a potential vaccine won’t be available for global use until 2021.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s prime infectious-disease expert declared, “The idea of 200,000 deaths is really very sobering, in some respects stunning,” in an interview on CNN. The threshold has been crossed six weeks after the US The US hit the threshold six weeks before the presidential elections in November.
“It’s a staggering number that’s hard to wrap your head around.” There’s a devastating human toll to this pandemic – and we can’t forget that.” said Joe Biden, the Democrat candidate for the Presidential elections against Donald Trump. (Source: AlJazeera)