The world reached a grim milestone Friday, as the total number of deaths due to according to the COVID-19 dashboard at Johns Hopkins University. The US accounts for nearly 400,000 of those deaths — vastly more than any other country — and represents nearly 20% of that global total.passed the 2 million mark,
The case numbers and death counts at Johns Hopkins are based on figures collected from government agencies around the world, but public health experts have suggested the real totals may be far worse. That’s because not everyone who has died of COVID-19 has necessarily been tested for it. A January 2021 analysis by the Wall Street Journal estimates the real death toll could be closer to 2.8 million worldwide.
This all comes as the long-awaited 35 million doses having been distributed globally, about 12 million of which have gone to the US. Incoming president-elect Joseph Biden on Thursday said he would ask Congress for of vaccinations across the country, reiterating his goal of vaccinating 100 million people by the end of his first 100 days in office.continues to stall, with, so far, only
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