500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 less than a year after the pandemic took hold
Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters
The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, less than a year after the pandemic took hold.
The US has recorded the highest death toll from the virus in the world. It is more than double the number of deaths reported by Brazil, which as of February 22 had the next-highest number, at just more than 246,000.
According to Johns Hopkins University's tracker, the US has seen more than 28 million cases of the virus...