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U.S. Surpasses 500,000 Covid Deaths After Yearlong Battle With Pandemic by Nate Rattner and Will Feuer

U.S. COVID-19 deaths could reach 500,000 by the end of February

Recent projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation suggest the U.S. could surpass half a million deaths from COVID-19 by the end of February if states do not take stronger measures to control the pandemic. Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, joins CBSN to discuss the new more contagious variant popping up across the country.

At 5 a.m. on July 11, Tara Krebbs received a call at her Phoenix home. Her mother was on the other end, hysterically crying. Tara’s dad had woken up unable to breathe, and he was on his way to the hospital.

At 5 a.m. on July 11, Tara Krebbs received a call at her Phoenix home. Her mother was on the other end, hysterically crying. Tara’s dad had woken up unable to breathe, and he was on his way to the hospital.

Charles Krebbs, 75, started showing symptoms of Covid-19 shortly after Father’s Day in June, first running a fever and then losing his sense of taste and smell. With local hospitals overwhelmed, he had been trying to recover at home, still awaiting results of a Covid-19 test that had taken weeks to schedule. His results still weren’t back — even as EMTs rushed him to the emergency room. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/22/the-us-covid-19-death-toll-has-surpassed-500000.html

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