Almost 50,000 Americans have been killed in the United States by the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
According to John Hopkins University, 49,963 Americans have died of Coronavirus.
According to Analysis from CNN’s Zachary B. Wolf, close to 50,000 people have now died of coronavirus in the United States tens of tens of thousands more will die.
By this time next week, it seems very possible that more people will have died in the US of Covid-19 than the 58,000 who died in nearly of decade of fighting in Vietnam.
We’re already far past the more than 35,000 who died in the Korean War. The country was much smaller during those conflicts — but it seemed everyone had a story.
The same will be true now. Even if you don’t know someone who has died of this disease, you can be sure the death toll includes relatives of people you’ve heard of. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s brother died and Rep. Maxine Waters’ sister is dying, we learned Thursday.
And there’s more new data suggesting many more people have been infected than previously thought. Northeastern University researchers suggest that by March 1, when the first coronavirus case was confirmed in New York, more than 10,000 were already infected in the city.
The country continues to try to figure out how to process tragic human loss on a wartime scale with the continued and unfathomable economic loss necessary to make sure fewer people die.