US passes one million COVID-19 deaths

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [Canadian state media]

“Reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have surpassed one million, according to tallies compiled from Reuters and NBC News. Numbers from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vary slightly, but have the country poised to hit one million coronavirus deaths any day now. … Just over two years into the pandemic, the U.S. has the highest official total of COVID-19 deaths in the world, although modelling on excess deaths published by both the World Health Organization and in medical journals and other publications has indicated other countries may have suffered greater levels of mortality but don’t have as robust reporting mechanisms as the Americans.” (05/12/22)