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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “December Is Set to Be Covid’s Deadliest Month in the U S by Far” – below is their description.
December is shaping up to be the U.S.’s worst month of the pandemic by a significant margin, underscoring the urgency of the vaccine rollout to the most vulnerable Americans.
Through Thursday, the U.S. had already posted 42,535 Covid-19 deaths, the most for any month except for April, according to Covid Tracking Project data and analysis.
But deaths are rising at a daily average of 2,560; if sustained, that would put the nation at more than 78,000 fatalities by the end of December, 42% higher than April. What’s more, record hospitalizations and average cases suggest that deaths — a significantly lagging indicator — could accelerate even further.
Still, authorities hope the vaccine push at long-term care centers will soon start to blunt the virus’s impact.
Nationally, the U.S. recorded 241,620 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the seven-day average to a record 214,741. In total, the virus has killed about 311,000 people in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University data.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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