One in 500 Americans die from Covid-19

The US recorded at least 664,000 deaths from nCoV, meaning one in every 500 Americans died, after 20 months of Covid-19 raging in the country.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading immunologist, at the end of March 2020 warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could kill 100,000-200,000 people in this country. Fauci admitted at the time that he did not like making predictions about such volatile numbers, because it was easy to make mistakes.

Statistics released by Johns Hopkins University on September 14 showed that Fauci’s prediction was wrong. At least 664,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic began early last year, or 0.2 percent of the population.

The number of deaths in the US could be even higher due to the lack of testing early in the outbreak and differences in death reports between states. After analyzing case data for the period February 2020-5/2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the number of deaths from Covid-19 in the US at 767,000, higher than current data.

Medical staff bring a woman suspected of being infected with nCoV into a hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma on September 8.  Photo: Reuters.

Medical staff bring a woman suspected of being infected with nCoV to a hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma on September 8. Photo: Reuters.

Fauci’s prediction came as Covid-19 was mainly raging in New York City, which at the time reported more than 800 deaths. The pandemic situation in the US has changed much after more than a year, the current number of deaths is largely those who do not follow basic public health guidelines such as wearing a mask at home and getting the vaccine as soon as possible. body.

The US has recorded about 41 million cases of nCoV so far, 10-30% of these experience what doctors call persistent Covid-19, when patients have debilitating symptoms for several weeks or days. months after contracting Covid-19.

Some evidence suggests that Covid-19 is less likely to persist in people who have been vaccinated. More evidence suggests that vaccines can prevent nCoV infection or severe disease progression. According to a report by the US CDC, 54% of people in this country have completed the course of vaccination by September 15.

Nguyen Tien (Follow Huffpost)

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