Covid 19 Deaths surpass Vietnam Casualties


Cass Salot

Just in two months time, the deaths in the United States due to Covid-19 have surpassed the US casualties from the Vietnam War. 
As of today on April 29, the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus stands at 58,671 which is higher than the 58,220 Americans who were killed in the long running years of the Vietnam War. 
“Just hearing about this now, it is very disheartening because last year we learned about how terrible the Vietnam War was and how many Americans suffered. We should take this information as a wake up call. People need to see these statistics and see the importance of staying inside and keeping every safe. In order to prevent more deaths. 
It seems like forever ago when we were in normalized civilization. Going to school and practices and seeing one another not from a six foot distance. Two months ago, exactly to date, on Feb. 29 the US had its first fatality from the coronavirus. Little did the people of the United States know that we suffer way more. 
As of April 29 there are 1,018,162 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, which is 23,593 more than yesterday morning and 5.80 million  coronavirus tests that have been administered in the United States. 
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