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US COVID death toll tops 500,000, matching the toll of 3 wars | WATCH LIVE

2 days ago   |   By ABC

The lives lost are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska.
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Biden Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff For America's 500,000 COVID Victims

2 days ago   |   By Politicus USA

President Biden has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff to remember the 500,000 Americans who died of COVID-19 and will hold a national moment of silence.
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White House To Honor Victims Of The Coronavirus In Evening Ceremony

White House To Honor Victims Of The Coronavirus In Evening Ceremony

2 days ago   |   By NPR

President Biden and Vice President Harris are holding a ceremony Monday night marking the grim milestone of 500,000 American deaths from COVID-19.
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US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

2 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By MELINDA DESLATTE and TAMMY WEBBER
The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.
The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska.
And despite the rollout of vaccines since mid-December, a closely watched model from the University of Washington projects more than 589,000 dead by June 1.
The U.S. toll is by far the highest reported in the...
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US surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

US surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

2 days ago   |   By New York Post

The United States on Monday surpassed more than 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, data shows. The stunning figure accounts for around 20 percent of the world's coronavirus death toll, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, called half-a-million deaths due to the virus “terrible” and “historic.” “We...
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500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, less than a year after the pandemic took hold

500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, less than a year after the pandemic took hold

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, less than a year after the pandemic took hold.
The US has recorded the highest death toll from the virus in the world. It is more than double the number of deaths reported by Brazil, which as of February 22 had the next-highest number, at just more than 246,000.
According to Johns Hopkins University's tracker , the US has seen more than 28 million cases of the virus since it was first detected in China in December 2019. The virus has disproportionately affected Black and Asian Americans.
The first...
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US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 500K milestone amid race to vaccinate

2 days ago   |   By ABC

The United States has surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, according to an accounting by Johns Hopkins University.
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US flags to fly at half-mast, Biden to lead candle-lit commemoration as America's Covid death toll hits 500,000

US flags to fly at half-mast, Biden to lead candle-lit commemoration as America's Covid death toll hits 500,000

2 days ago   |   By RT

US President Joe Biden will lead a candle-lit vigil to commemorate Americans who died with Covid-19, after the country crossed the grim marker of 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday.
A tally compiled by Reuters reported that the US death toll from the virus had reached 500,054 as of Monday, with over 28 million registered cases of the disease across the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.
American flags at all federal buildings will be flown at half-mast for five days to mark the deaths, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
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