COVID will be among the leading causes of death in the United States for years to come
The lethal effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus will be among the leading causes of death in the United States for years to come.
“It is likely that COVID-19 will forever remain on the list of leading causes of death in the United States,” NBC quoted Dr. Bob Wachter, chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, as saying.
Wachter and many other U.S. experts were surprised by U.S. President Joe Biden’s announcement that the covid pandemic was over. As justification for his point of view, the White House head pointed out during an interview with CBS television on Sunday that “no one is wearing masks and everyone is in pretty good condition.”
According to Dr. Eric Toner, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, we can only talk about the end of the pandemic when “the number of deaths from COVID-19 drops to a flu-like” annual mortality rate of about 20,000, NBC noted.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the effects of covid were the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2020 after heart disease and cancer. The situation was similar last year, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC. If the trend continues, the country can expect between 113,000 and 188,000 deaths a year from COVID-19, putting it on par with Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, the broadcaster emphasizes.
On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University estimated that the United States has the most covid cases in the world, with 95.7 million deaths, and the United States has the most fatalities, with 1.05 million.