US surpasses 500K COVID-19 deaths

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 haven’t seen anything even close to this for well over a hundred years since the…

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