• AP PHOTOS: US pandemic toll: In 1 year, half a million lives

    11 days ago - By ABC News

    Just one year ago, America had no idea.
    Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery respiratory illness that had just been named COVID-19. There was panic buying, and a sense of trepidation. Yet it was tempered by a large dose of American optimism. The coronavirus still felt like a foreign problem, even as U.S. authorities recorded the country's first known death from the virus.
    Precisely a year later, America has surpassed a horrifying milestone of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19.
    A relentless march of death and tragedy has warped time and memory. It became...
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  • 500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, less than a year after the pandemic took hold

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Staff at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office rolling bodies from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office.
    Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters
    The US passed the bleak milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday.
    It is the highest death toll any country has recorded from the virus.
    The US hit 250,000 deaths in mid-November, meaning the toll doubled in three months.
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    The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, less than a year after the pandemic took hold. The US has recorded the highest death toll from...
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