Published by: Yogesh Sahu
Updated to Thursday, 16 December 2021 01:44 AM IST
Estimates from the University of Washington predict a total of more than 880,000 deaths in the US as of March 1. Health experts lament that there are a lot of heart attack deaths in America because they can be prevented by vaccines.
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America has the highest number of deaths in any country. The U.S. accounts for about 4 percent of the world’s population, but 15 percent of the world’s 5.3 million deaths are from the United States. The actual death rate in the US and around the world is believed to be much higher because many deaths are ignored or hidden.
Estimates from the University of Washington predict a total of more than 880,000 deaths in the US as of March 1. Health experts lament that there are a lot of heart attack deaths in America because they can be prevented by vaccines. The vaccines became available in mid-December a year ago and were available to adults by mid-April this year.
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