Despite being the strongest and richest country, the US, with the most advanced health care has breached the 1 lakh death toll due to the COVID attack, so far the largest number worldwide.
USA – US, the world’s most powerful country, has been trapped in the sorcery of Corona for a long time. Corona infection is not taking the name to stop anywhere. In the US, itself the number of people who have died from this pandemic is so far has exceeded 1 lakh.
Reportedly, the US has 28 percent of global COVID 19 deaths. The crematories and mortuaries are flooded with dead bodies in the hardest-hit areas of the said nation.
The House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer stated,” With the 100,000th recorded American death due to COVID-19, our nation marks a somber milestone. All across the country, families are mourning loved ones lost to this disease,” as quoted by PTI. He adds further, “It is difficult to comprehend the scope of this tragedy, and each of these 100,000 Americans is a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, and valued community member,”.
As per the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus has impacted all age groups and communities in the US. Asian Americans account for 4.7 percent of the total coronavirus cases and Black Americans 26.3 percent. The largest number of cases, over 500,000 have been reported in the age group of 18-44 years, followed by over 450,000 in the age group of 45-64 years.
Congressman Bill Foster said, “Our nation mourns the loss of so many Americans to this deadly pandemic now more than 100,000 killed, including nearly 5,000 in Illinois,”. He adds “It’s important to realize that while this crisis has caused deep economic strain to our economy, those who’ve lost friends or family members to the coronavirus are the ones who’ve experienced the most pain, and our thoughts are with everyone mourning loved ones,”
The novel virus outbreak spread originally from China in late December 2019, has now infected over 54.6 lakh people globally with claiming more than 3.45 lakh lives. According to the Johns Hopkins Univerisity data, globally, the coronavirus has claimed 355,615 lives and has infected over 5.6 million people.
The US remained at the top as the worst-hit country in the world with 1.7 million coronavirus infections. As per the CSSE, “The country has 1,699,933 confirmed cases and 100,442 deaths reported, both tallies account for the highest in the world. While the UK continues following and standing on the second position with 37,542 fatalities after the US”.
The New York Times and The Washington Post both quoted that ‘As per government document forecasts that novel coronavirus cases will surge to 200,000 per day by June 1, and the daily death toll to 3,000. That concludes to a current daily average of 25,000-30,000 new cases and 1,500-2,000 deaths.
The New York Times stated that the death toll is more than the number of US military combat fatalities in every conflict since the Koren War. It matches the toll in the US of 1968 flu pandemic and approaching 1,16,000 who lost their lives in another flu outbreak a decade before that, it said.
The death toll due to the COVID outbreak in the United States has crossed the highest in any country across the world. One-third of deaths reported in New York and its nearby area i.e. Connecticut and New Jersey. The death tolls due to pandemic have impacted badly and lead the US economy into the recession with over 35 million losing their jobs in the last three months.
The US received the first notification as on 3rd Jan 20 about the outbreak of the novel virus spreading from china. CIA, Scientists, and national securities warned the nation but the president continued denying the threat publically. Due to the delay in imposing any travel ban on China and social distancing, the nation had to downplay under the danger of this fatal virus spread.Trump is being blamed for this turbulent situation as the leader of other countries ramp up the testings’ and grip health care systems to deal with the spreading pandemic while the president has failed to deal with the same.
As Columbia University study stated that,’ If social distancing had been imposed just one week earlier, 36000 American lives might have been saved.’