More Americans Have Died of COVID-19 Than 9/11 Attacks
I know that some people are probably sick of hearing about COVID-19 and the number of cases rising nationwide, the number of deaths rising nationwide, and everything happening surrounding it. I'm not though. I'm glued to the news. I'm glued to blogs and articles. I'm glued to the updates. Because at the end of the day, it matters. What's happening with this virus and pandemic, matters. It's changing our ways of life day in and day out. So as things continue to close down and change, I want to know about it.
This statistic shocked me this morning: there's now more American deaths resulting from the coronavirus than in the initial 9/11 attacks. Whoa.
Now, I'm in no way comparing the two. I'm only comparing the numbers here. Obviously these are two very different types of deaths and attacks. But the numbers are mind boggling. Over 700 people died of the virus in the US yesterday alone. Yesterday alone.
The U.S. death toll from coronavirus surpassed 3,000 on Tuesday, meaning that the pandemic is now more lethal than the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
The Washington Post also notes that after the initial attacks, thousands of first responders died of illnesses related to their efforts, while tens of thousands more are still being treated for 9/11-related illnesses.
But speaking for COVID-19, health officials this week have started warning that the virus could kill as many as 200,000 Americans even if proper social-distancing protocol is adhered to.
I know we all want things to go back to normal, and we want to be able to hang out, go outside, shop, be at work and with friends and family like we used to, and I'm praying that will all happen for us sooner than later.