Medical Xpress May 12, 2022

One million dead from COVID-19: two years ago it would have been unimaginable, but now the United States is on the verge of surpassing this terrible milestone.

It will be the first country known to do so, although experts warn that the true death toll is likely to be far higher.

Here are five things to know about the US .

By the numbers

One million dead works out to around one in every 330 Americans—one of the highest death rates in the developed world. Britain has seen around one in 380 people die of COVID, while in France it has been one in 456.

In all, more than 203,000 children in the United States have lost a parent or...

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