Imagine if the entire city of Reno, Nevada, was pronounced dead. As of today, the United States has lost 250,000 Americans to COVID-19, the equivalent of all the citizens of Reno. Simultaneously, current hospitalizations in the U.S. stand at just under 70,000.
Even India, with a population of 1.35 billion people, has fewer than 150,000 deaths.
So yes, it’s worth noting that a quarter of a million Americans have lost their lives to Covid, to a disease that was, one year ago, basically unknown.