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America is about to see the milestone of 1 million deaths from the pandemic

According to a new estimate of the World Health Organization, there have been nearly 15 million cases death due to COVID-19 directly or indirectly caused in 2020 and 2021, much higher than the previously reported 5.4 million total. One reason for this spike is that deaths have been missed. According to WHO, this data not only speaks to the consequences of the pandemic, but also shows that all countries need to invest in more resilient health systems to maintain essential health services during times of crisis. panic.

Meanwhile, the United States is about to witness a milestone with 1 million deaths from the pandemic. Up to now, although the COVID-19 epidemic has been gradually controlled, medical experts in the US still warn about the risk of a resurgence of the epidemic while most of the epidemic prevention measures have been abolished or relaxed. .

Crematoriums in the US used to be overwhelmed by too many victims who died from COVID-19. At its peak, there were days when more than 3,300 Americans died from the epidemic. Therefore, cremation is always the preferred choice for American families whose loved ones have died of COVID-19.

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Ms. Barbara Kemmis – Director of Cremation Association of North America (CANA), USA said: “Creation has become popular, increasing by more than 20% from 2019 to date. We look at a total of about 1 million people. died in the past two years, nearly 55% of them were cremated.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 58% of the US population, or 192 million people, has been infected with COVID-19. After 27 months of the outbreak, the United States is about to see 1 million deaths from COVID-19 so far. This number is equivalent to the population of the city of San Jose, California, the 10th largest city in the US. There was a time when the hospital was overloaded, the medical staff was tired by the pressure of work.

Ms. Nichole Atherton – Nurse said: “Watching someone die, it’s more than that, having to write a code for them, squeeze someone’s chest. Then break someone’s ribs when you know there’s no hope for them. them. The departure is inevitable. I really don’t want to do that.”

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Up to now, vaccines and strict epidemic control measures are helping the US return to normal life. No masks, no distance. Production and daily activities have returned to the way they were before the epidemic. More than 66% of Americans are fully vaccinated, 46% of whom have had a booster shot. However, the number of hospitalizations and deaths in the US, after many months of decline, is expected to increase in the next 4 weeks. This week, an average of more than 2,200 people are infected with COVID-19 every day, up 20% from last week.

Dr. “We’re seeing variations every few months. We’ve got Alpha, Beta, Delta, Omicron, BA-2, BA,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. -4, BA-5, so it’s really hard to get herd immunity. That means in the US, the pandemic isn’t over yet.”

It is true that America is still in the midst of a pandemic. For example, in Washington DC, the past few weeks have witnessed an alarming increase in the number of new infections caused by a new, contagious variant. It is estimated that the number of imported cases in the past 2 weeks in the US capital has increased by 106% compared to the previous 2 weeks.

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