The United States of America has officially reported more than a million deaths because of coronavirus, suggests a recent tally. In a two years’ time span, America crossed this milestone which had been unthinkable at the beginning of the pandemic that transformed the world forever.
President Joe Biden marked this unique milestone by releasing a statement that said “One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each is an irreplaceable loss. Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic. Jill and I pray for each of them.”
This one million mark is a reminder of all the staggering loss and grief that engulfed America and the rest of the world during the coronavirus pandemic. Even today, the virus continues the lives of thousands across the globe who suffered and lost their loved ones to this infection.
According to the latest tally, one in every 327 Americans died of Covid-19.
World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 virus as a global pandemic on 11th March, 2020 but by that time it was already too late as 36 people had already lost their lives to Covid-19 in America. The virus spread across the planet like a wildfire, especially in the fertile grounds of densely populated areas and big metropolitan cities like New York.
World Health Organization reported 6.7 million deaths globally but the truth is that the real number of the deaths might be close to 15 million because of the outbreak in areas where an official tally was not available.
The exhausting and overwhelming atmosphere embellished with severe lockdown and usage of masks and rigorous sanitization left the Americans craving for normalcy and the pre-pandemic days. This is one of the major reasons why the Americans welcomed the vaccines and eagerly got themselves covid-19 shots once the distribution process began in late 2020.
The emotional toll was more than the health toll as Americans continue to lose their loved ones, watching their precious relatives die a painful death while being isolated in a room. According to research, about 213,000 children across the United States of America lost at least one of their parents due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their lives will never be the same.
This infection preyed on healthy, young, old – everybody equally not sparing anybody.
According to the medical experts, the danger is far from being over and the researchers have started to work on another booster shot for the virus and its new mutated variants.
U.S infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci declared in a recent event “By no means is it over,” he said. “We still are experiencing a global pandemic.”