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, averagingmore 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.