February 22 According to U.S. media reports, as the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States approaches 500,000, U.S. media pointed out that this number is more than the total number of Americans who died on the battlefield during the two World Wars and the Vietnam War.
According to the New York Times on the 21st, a year ago, when the novel coronavirus appeared in the United States, few public health experts predicted that the death toll would rise to such a terrible high: “No country has had as many deaths as the United States during the coronavirus epidemic.
More Americans have died from COVID-19 than Americans on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and Vietnam War combined.” Now, COVID-19 has spread to every corner of the United States, destroying densely populated cities and villages. About one in 670 Americans has died from the coronavirus.
The article pointed out that although the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States has dropped sharply, the death toll is slowing down, and vaccination is also under way, there are also concerns that the emerging and more infectious mutant coronavirus may quickly undermine the progress made in the United States and lead to another outbreak.
On the 21st local time, Fauci, an American infectious disease expert, said in a program called Meet the Media that the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States is approaching half a million “shocking”.
If you look at what’s happening now, you’ll understand that we’re still not out of COVID-19, and half a million people have died as a result.
This is terrible. This is a devastating pandemic, which is historic. It will be talked about in decades from now on.”