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Who’s Still Dying From COVID-19? Hundreds Of Americans Daily

At a glance

  • Americans have been urged to learn to live with the coronavirus, but this summer hundreds were still dying from it each day.
  • The death toll has fallen from the grim peaks of past surges, but has persisted in recent months, averaging more than 400 lives lost a day from June through August, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
  • At that rate, COVID still amounts to one of the biggest causes of death in the U.S., even as public officials herald the availability of vaccines and treatments.
  • The coronavirus “no longer controls our lives,” President Biden declared this spring and again this summer. His COVID-19 coordinator has stated that most COVID deaths are now preventable.

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