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.


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.