The ‘five pandemics’ driving 1 million U.S. Covid deaths

STAT analyzes the data to show how five key factors worked to drive U.S. Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic, yielding "five pandemics."

Officially, the U.S. will almost certainly reach an awful milestone in the next two weeks: its one millionth recorded Covid-19 death.

In reality, this milestone was likely unofficially crossed days or weeks ago, and we’ll never know the exact toll or the identity of the pandemic’s actual millionth victim. Nor are humans well-equipped to fully grasp loss on this scale, let alone the magnitude of a global toll estimated to be as high as 14.9 million.

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