“2.5 times the number of those killed in the Korean War and Vietnam War” was put on the keyword of the portal site’s topic on the morning of the 23rd.
The death toll for Corona 19 has exceeded 200,000 amid a renewed increase in the number of new coronavirus infections in the U.S., which had been on the decline for some time.
The University of Johns Hopkins put the number of confirmed Corona 19 cases at 6,860,484 and the death toll at 205, respectively, on Tuesday morning.
The U.S. death toll for Corona 19 is the largest in the world and 20.7 percent of the world’s 965,000 deaths in a single country.
In other words, one in five Corona 19 deaths in the world is an American.
The Corona 19 death toll exceeded 200,000 in 230 days after the first death in Santa Clara County, California, on Feb. 6.
It also took 111 days for the number to exceed 100,000 after the first death, but 118 days for another 100,000 to be added.
The New York Times (NYT) pointed out that the number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and the Korean War is nearly 2.5 times higher than that of the five most recent wars, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War and the Gulf War.
CNN also reported that the victims of the September 19 attacks were “66 consecutive days” and “109 times Hurricane Katrina.”
It added that 858 people were killed every day since the first death.
Corona 19 has become the second most common cause of death in the United States after heart disease, according to the Institute for Health and Metrology Analysis (IHME) of the University of Washington’s College of Medicine.
The AP pointed out that “the disaster was unimaginable eight months ago when we first arrived in the world’s richest country with high-tech laboratories, top scientists, and many stockpiles of medicine and emergency supplies.”
“It’s absolutely impossible that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nouzo of Johns Hopkins University’s Health and Safety Center.
The New York Times stressed that few people in the United States predicted “200,000 deaths.”
Stanford University’s Hoover Institute predicted in March that the number of deaths in the U.S. could actually be less than that, and even Anthony Fauch, a U.S. epidemiologist, said in April that the number would be closer to 60,000 than 100,000 to 200,000.
President Donald Trump also said in May, “Somewhere between 75,000, 80,000 and 100,000.”
The “200,000 dead” is already a grim milestone, but there is still no end to it.
The number of new patients in Corona 19 in the U.S., which had been on the calm for more than a month since the end of July after a sharp relapse last summer, is on the rise again.
This time, Wisconsin, Montana, and North Dakota are the central centers.
Corona 19, which had been spreading around coastal cities such as New York and New Jersey in the early days of the crisis, has since grown into a stronghold of southern “sunbelts” such as California, Florida, Texas, and Arizona, and is now moving to rural areas and university districts.
On top of that, there are concerns that cold weather and flu season will come to encourage people to live indoors, and that there will be a “twindemic” in which corona 19 and the flu are prevalent at the same time.
Some infectious disease experts predict that the death toll of Corona 19 could reach 300,000 by the end of the year.
The University of Washington’s IHME estimated the death toll at 378,320 by January 1 next year. In other words, about 180,000 more people could die by the end of the year.
However, IHME said, “If the use of the mask is raised to 95 percent, 115,000 lives can be saved.”
“What happens in the future depends on individual responsibilities and how actively Americans are prepared to fight this fight,” CNN said.
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