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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⚡️More people have died so far in 2021 from COVID-19 than last year, Johns Hopkins data shows
Coronavirus has killed 700,000+ people in the U.S. — with more than half of them in 2021
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