The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 was nearing 550,000 on Monday, a day after the coordinator of the White House Task Force under former President Trump said most of those fatalities could have been avoided if Trump had acted quickly and decisively.
The average number of new cases over the past week rose 12 percent, while the total number of fatalities in the United States reached 552,000.
AstraZeneca PLC's COVID-19 vaccine, which has been plagued by problems with its rollout, may not even be needed in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci told Reuters.
More than 20 percent of the U.S. population has been vaccinated and deaths are declining steadily even while new cases are on the rise. So far, 561,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the country.
Brazil is expected to pass the U.S.'s January high for COVID-19 deaths as the country experiences a deadly virus surge,
Coronavirus Update: Birx says most U.S. COVID-19 deaths could have been avoided
Dr. Deborah Birx said that more than 400,000 Covid-19 deaths could have been mitigated, or decreased substantially. MSNBC’s medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains that Birx’s statement is validated in other studies, but a little too late for those affected to hear.
“A new study by an UCLA economist estimates that 400,000 people in this country died of Covid who could have been saved if Donald Trump and the Republican Party had implemented a more effective health strategy,” says Chris Hayes. “400,000 people who are dead who did not have to be.”
The vast majority of America's nearly 550,000 coronavirus deaths could have been prevented if the Trump administration had acted quickly and decisively, the former head of the White House pandemic task force now says.
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 134 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.9 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world by cases, at 31 million, or about a quarter of the global tally, and fatalities, at 560,115. The U.S. added at least 81,303 new cases on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 955 people died. The U.S. has averaged 66,118 cases a day for the last...
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 133 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.88 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world by cases, at 30.9 million, or about a quarter of the global tally, and fatalities, at 559,117. The U.S. added at least 73,200 new cases on Wednesday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 2,564 people died. The U.S. has averaged 65,556 cases a day for the...