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US Covid19 death toll breaches 800k

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The United States (US) has topped the list of most Covid19 fatalities worldwide, with a total of over 800,000 recorded deaths as of December 15.

According to experts, well over 1,200 people die from Covid19 on a daily basis in the US, and as cases continue to surge, a staggering 100,000 lives were claimed recently within less than 11 weeks.


Hospitals throughout the nation are bombarded and at their limits with Covid19 cases soaring each day due to the Delta Covid19 variant, all while the threat of the new Omicron strain continues to loom.


As of December 16, the US has recorded more than 50 million Covid19 infections, despite the widespread availability of Covid19 vaccines throughout the majority of the year.


Chicago Schol of Public Health at the University of Illinois professor Naoko Muramatsu explained that a large percentage of the deaths in the US occur in Americans over the age of 65 and that at the pandemic’s beginning, the elderly have been at a huge disadvantage.


Because of how Covid19 was initially perceived as an elderly persons’ dilemma, isolation began alongside high death rates and has since expanded almost two years later.


Of the 800,000 deaths recorded, around 75% account for people aged over 65, while an immeasurable remain isolated due to fear of infection and death, due to vulnerability to the virus.


Covid19 has since become the third leading cause of death among Americans above the age of 65, accounting for 13% of all deaths within that age bracket.


Meanwhile, the Philippines has seen an overall decline in Covid19 cases since November, but whether this trend remains steady remains to be seen as the Omicron variant’s threat hangs over the nation, as well.


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