The US has surpassed 200,000 coronavirus deaths, accounting for roughly one fifth of all Covid-19-related fatalities recorded worldwide.
The U.S. has surpassed 200,000 coronavirus deaths, the highest total of any country in the world. Dr. Blythe Adamson, an epidemiologist and advisor for the nonprofit organization Testing for America, joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the importance of COVID-19 testing and how it could help the country curb its cases. The official COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has surpassed 200,000, the most of any nation, according to Johns Hopkins University. Internal medicine specialist and immunologist Dr. Neeta Ogden joined CBSN to discuss this devastating milestone. NBC News' Harry Smith reflects on the more than 200,000 lives lost to the coronavirus in the U.S. — more than the population of Salt Lake City, Utah. President Donald Trump said Tuesday it's "a shame" that the U.S. reached the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths due to COVID-19. But he said had his administration not taken the actions it did, that number would've been "substantially more." (Sept. 22)