US Hits Grim Milestone of 700,000 COVID-19 Deaths

In another shocking milestone, the United States has passed 700,000 deaths from COVID-19 despite the widespread availability of safe and effective vaccines. According to Ang New York Times, the recent wave of deaths has been mainly attributed to the Delta variant – add that to those who refused to be vaccinated and this is a recipe for disaster. The CDC reports that unvaccinated people have a 10x greater risk of dying from the virus than those who have been vaccinated. Howard Markel, a medical historian at the University of Michigan, called the deaths after the availability of vaccines in public “absolutely unnecessary.” Another defining characteristic of the recent wave of deaths is the younger victims, along with those under 55 facing their highest death rate since the pandemic began.

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