US Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 500,000

The Guardian: Fauci laments 'historic' Covid death toll as US nears 500,000
As the US approached half a million Covid-19 deaths, the country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, struggled for words to convey the grim magnitude of the death toll from the pandemic.
“It’s terrible,” he told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “It’s really horrible. It is something that is historic. It’s nothing like we’ve ever been through in the last 102 years, since the 1918 influenza pandemic.”
Update: Fauci calls 500,000 coronavirus deaths 'terrible' (Politico)
WNU Editor: 100,000 Americans have died since President Biden's inauguration. If Fauci is correct …. Fauci: 'Possible' Americans will be wearing masks in 2022 to protect against Covid-19 (CNN), this tells me that the pandemic will still be with us into 2022, and the final US death toll (dependent on the impact of variants) may reach one million.Original Article

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