US about to exceed 1918 pandemic death toll in less than 2 weeks

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The Xinhua reported according to a report by ABC News on Tuesday, the real-time death toll of COVID-19 in the United States is projected to exceed that of the 1918 pandemic in less than two weeks.

The report: “In the H1N1 flu pandemic of 1918, an estimated 675,000 Americans lost their lives.”

It added: “To date, 662,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19, meaning the U.S. is less than 13,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths away from surpassing that staggering death toll more than a century later.”

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The report mentioned that more than 1,000 Americans are still dying each day of the virus at present, and the country’s vaccination rate has declined in recent weeks.

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It added that the rate of Americans receiving their first dose dropped by 42.7 percent since Aug. 10.

Source: xinhua