In wave after deadly wave, COVID has claimed 1 million lives in the U.S.

May 17, 2022

The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center dashboard is referenced in this May 2022 article by NPR.

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One million.

That’s how many people have now died from COVID-19 in the U.S. since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University. It’s a toll once thought unimaginable.

Even though passing 1 million deaths has been widely expected for some time, the reality is still devastating.

“It is terrible — horrible,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, told NPR in an interview. “To have that many people die of a transmissible disease in a two-year period — it is very sobering, and very sad and tragic.”

Read more of this article at NPR.

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