‘It is an astronomically high number’: US Covid death toll surpasses 900,000 (924,566 corrected)

The two-year total compiled by Johns Hopkins University comes less than two months after eclipsing 800,000 deaths

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Guardian: Propelled in part by the wildly contagious Omicron variant, the US death toll from Covid-19 hit 900,000 on Friday, less than two months after eclipsing 800,000.

The two-year total, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Indianapolis, San Francisco, or Charlotte, North Carolina.

The milestone comes more than 13 months into a vaccination drive that has been beset by misinformation and political and legal strife, though the shots have proved safe and highly effective at preventing serious illness and death.

Despite its wealth and world-class medical institutions, the US has the highest reported toll of any country and even then, the real number of lives lost directly or indirectly to the coronavirus is thought to be significantly higher.

“It is an astronomically high number. If you had told most Americans two years ago as this pandemic was getting going that 900,000 Americans would die over the next few years, I think most people would not have believed it,” said Dr Ashish K Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

He lamented that most of the deaths had happened after the vaccine gained authorization.

“We got the medical science right. We failed on the social science. We failed on how to help people get vaccinated, to combat disinformation, to not politicize this,” Jha said.  Read more…

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  1. Good for vaccines, they stop death and getting really sick as designed to do, BUT were never designed to PREVENT TRANSMISSION of virus. True?
    So why the good intentioned “believable lies” that vaccines will prevent others from getting it?
    Perhaps they think lying to public about vaccines will get more of them to get vaccines.
    Vacccines do not stop transmission from infected to another.
    EXAMPLE a nursing home requires all visitors and residents and workers to have vaccine.
    Everyone “thinks” they are safe now.
    Soon the nursing home breaks out with a dozen workers testing positive, and half dozen residents testing positive.
    DUH….vaccines dont stop transmission.
    Lower death rate, not so many go to hospital OK good but vaccines do not stop transmission of:

    the US military bioweaponed rapidly mutating genetically modified virus laced with SARS and who knows what else (trace sarin?) they threw at the Iranian government in February 2020 when Trump, Pompeo and Netanyahu were in power and it is THIS bioweapon attack that spread into Italy, Spain, rest of europe and back to USA and Israel and has mutated into a re-branded name of omnicron and is what is spreading now….the “Wuhan” virus dead and gone long ago.

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