2021 COVID-19 Deaths Have Surpassed 2020’s Toll

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article reporting that “More people have died from Covid-19 already this year than in all of 2020, according to official counts”. Although there has been tremendous progress in vaccine distribution in the United States, this is still an alarming statistic from a global perspective considering it took just six months into 2021 to surpass the 2020 death toll. A majority of the COVID-19 deaths in 2021 are occurring in poorer countries, while wealthier nations such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are celebrating declining deaths due to mass vaccinations. Wall Street Journal states this as “a worsening divide between developed and developing nations”. To read more, visit the Wall Street Journal article here.

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