Worldwide Coronavirus Deaths Hit 1 Million

AP: Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment
“The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive…” (Marchione, 9/27).

Devex: World hits 1M COVID-19 deaths. How did we get here, and will it get worse?
“The latest COVID-19 milestone serves as a grim reminder of its devastating human toll, and a renewed wake-up call to governments and populations of the seriousness of the disease. While some governments have maintained a low number of cases, others have struggled to control transmission. Misinformation and disinformation — at times coming from government leaders — have also contributed to the challenges in tackling the pandemic. Dangerous conspiracy theories have kept people from following basic safety protocols, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing in public places…” (Ravelo/Cornish, 9/28).

NPR: Sobering Milestone: Global Coronavirus Deaths Near 1 Million (Aizenman, 9/28).

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