US passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as country reopens

US passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as country reopens

The US death toll from coronavirus topped 100,000 on Wednesday, a grim milestone even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen after two months of lockdowns. About 1,400 Americans have died on average each day in May, down from a peak of 2,000 in April. However, with less than 5% of the world’s population, the US accounts for nearly one-third of all known coronavirus fatalities.

KCooper
KCooper
Seekster
Seekster 0 months

That is sad but that is still far less than the number of people who have lost their jobs because of quarantine. Yes I know jobs can be replaced but from a purely practical sense the quarantine has not been worth the cost.

Rocky
Rocky 0 months

Fake news. Unbelievable that people still listen to these obviously and verifiably incorrect reporting.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 0 months

How many have died from the flu this year? Anybody? Funny how we just stopped counting the 30-35000 that die from the flu...or have we...

Doug
Doug 0 months

100,000 is just shy of seating capacity of 8th largest U.S. stadium, Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, which seats 100,119.

John W
John W 0 months

Most deaths were in nursing care homes, they totally botched that. General lockdown will not help nursing care homes.

David
David 0 months

Hong Kong flu= 100,000 deaths. I don't remember lockdown or flags at half mast.

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 0 months

It’s a good thing people aren’t wearing masks, traveling more, and social distancing less! I’m sure things will improve though.

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 0 months

I think one of the things driving up the numbers is what exactly is considered a coronavirus death, there have been some states that had to reduce their death total by 25%. Other countries also have been labeling coronavirus deaths as other conditions and America has far more testing per capita than any other nation. I do think we need to look at all the nursing home deaths which took place after governors order nursing homes to accept coronavirus infected patients.

Skot
Skot 0 months

What's grim is the op that is unfolding.

Mic-Tee
Mic-Tee 0 months

False numbers.

oscar g
oscar g 0 months

Blam the stupid commies in China

Bart
Bart 0 months

UK will pass 50.000 soon and it doesn't have a third of US population.

Fin
Fin 0 months

Would be far greater if the measures to slow the spread down had not be taken.. Cut the crap.. No flu season kills one every forty seconds for twenty four hrs like covid disease did.

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