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Al Jazeera 22 Sep 2020

US COVID-19 death toll passes 200,000


The US death toll from coronavirus has passed 200,000.
The United States reached the benchmark after another 115 deaths were reported on Tuesday.
According to Johns Hopkins University, while only about 4 percent of the global population, the US has accounted for approximately 20 percent of coronavirus deaths globally.
Al Jazeera's John Hendren has the story from Chicago.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that it made a mistake when it posted guidance citing "growing evidence" that COVID-19 is airborne, saying "we weren't ready to put it up."
As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic nears the 200,000 mark, emergency care physician Dr. Ron Elfenbein joined CBSN to discuss the heartbreaking milestone, what Americans could be doing right now to slow the spread, and what he expects in the months ahead.
As the US Covid-19 death toll passes 200,000, owners and directors of funeral homes across the country reflect on how the loss of life has affected the families and communities that they serve.

Video by Alexandra Ostasiewicz
President Donald Trump is falsely shifting the blame for the high COVID-19 death toll on victims with preexisting conditions as inevitable casualties of the pandemic.

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