US Surpasses 1 Million COVID Deaths Since Pandemic’s Start

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      eridani
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      https://truthout.org/articles/u-s-surpasses-1-million-covid-deaths-since-pandemics-start/

      Experts warn that these are conservative estimates and that the true death toll is probably much higher. Indeed, other figures have been revised this week, including the WHO’s estimate of global deaths due to COVID-19, which is now believed to be around 15 million,, a tripling of the organization’s previous figure.

      NBC News’s figures indicate that the daily rate at which Americans are dying from the virus has slowed compared to what it’s been in recent weeks, but it still remains in the hundreds. As of right now, around 360 Americans die daily due to COVID-19.

      The U.S. is also ahead of every other country in the world, in terms of the raw number of deaths it has seen since the pandemic began. Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of COVID-related deaths, has seen just over 660,000 deaths recorded, NBC News reported.

      But skepticism among conservatives isn’t the only reason why the coronavirus pandemic has been especially bad in the U.S., compared to other countries. The for-profit health care system in the country, too, has been credited with being largely responsible for many avoidable deaths in the U.S., as a more equitable system of health care (such as a single-payer model) could have helped more people survive the pandemic.

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    • #485962
      Scott Crowder
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      It should read “1 million deaths blamed on Covid.”
      For example: since Covid, deaths reported as due to flu have dropped off by 250,000. Those expected deaths were instead blamed on Covid.
      Research the vast drop offs in expected deaths due to other diseases and you’ll find the same thing.
      No one dies of anything anymore except covid.

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      • #485982
        djean111
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        I have noticed that most famous people aged over 70 or so died of either COVID or “natural causes”.

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      • #486026
        retired liberal
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        That was known and proven over a year ago. Also both are air born respiratory diseases. People wearing masks slowed and COVID restrictions slowed both from spreading.

        https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210112/covid-protections-suppressed-flu-season-in-u-s

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        eridani
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        The article pointing this out assigned no causes.  Opioid deaths are up by 100,000, which accounts for part of the excess.  your explanation for the other 900,000 is what, exactly?

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