2021 COVID Death Toll Now Higher Than All Of 2020

USA Today reports:

In the history of the pandemic in the U.S., 2020 will be remembered as the most disruptive year, a time when the coronavirus shut down businesses, schools, sports, travel and many more staples of everyday life. But 2021 has surpassed its predecessor as the deadliest year.

That threshold, especially lamentable considering the widespread availability of  COVID-19 vaccines in the country since the spring, was crossed Tuesday when the U.S.’s world-leading total of coronavirus deaths went over the 704,000 mark. The 2020 tally was 352,000, or half that number.

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