The USA also seem to have the zenith of the corona cases behind them. Since the high on January 12, the numbers have been falling steadily. In the United States, vaccinations are now carried out on the running meter, with around 1.5 million pricks per day.
The Covid-19 lung disease has killed around half a million people in the United States. That is a higher number of casualties than America has lost on the battlefield in its last five major wars combined.
More corona deaths than US combat victims
In the Second World War the Americans lost 291,000 people, in the Korean War 33,739 and Vietnam 47,434. Iraq and Afghanistan claimed a further 4,424 and 2,400 dead, respectively. That corresponds to around 379,000 US combat deaths on America’s battlefields.
The news portal TMZ speaks of 502,000 deaths, and the global statistics page “Worldometer” of more than 511,000 deaths in the USA.
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Anthony Fauci (80), Corona special advisor to former US President Donald Trump (74) and President Joe Biden (78), visibly has to struggle for composure in view of this horrific number of victims. “It’s awful,” he told CNN on Sunday. “It’s really awful. It’s something that is historical. It’s nothing we’ve been through in the 102 years since the 1918 flu pandemic. “