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"How America Lost One Million People"

The New York Times interviewed Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about higher COVID-19 transmission rates, hospitalizations, and deaths in Black and Hispanic communities in the United States.

Friday, May 13, 2022

THE MAGNITUDE OF THE country’s loss is nearly impossible to grasp.

More Americans have died of Covid-19 than in two decades of car crashes or on battlefields in all of the country’s wars combined.

Experts say deaths were all but inevitable from a new virus of such severity and transmissibility. Yet, one million dead is a stunning toll, even for a country the size of the United States, and the true number is almost certainly higher because of undercounting.