The United States of America surpassed a jarring milestone in the COVID19 pandemic: 100,000 deaths.
That number represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the Coronavirus than from the Korean and Vietnam wars combined.
Josh Michaud, associate director of the global health policy said, It is a grim milestone.
It's a striking reminder of how danngerous this Coronavirus can be. Worldwide, the COVID19 has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000 lives, with the United States having the most affected cases and deaths so far. according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the United States of America reached more than 100,000 in less than a period of four months.
The true death troll from the COVID19, which emerged in china in the month of December of last year and was first reported in the United States in January, is widely belived to be significantly higher, with experts saying many patients died of Coronavirus without over being tested for it.
Now the United State of America has not only the highest death total but the highest number of confirmed COVID19 positive cases in the world, making up more than 30% of the global total.
As early as March, Dr Anthony Fauci, the US government's top infectoious disease expert, was warning that Coronavirus could claim more than 100,000 lives in the United States of America.
There is no vaccine for the tratment of Coronavirus infected patients, though several treatments are being carried out after showing some promise in preliminary testing.
Worldwide, a number of vaccine candidates are starting to be tested or getting closed to it. Health officials have said studies of a potential vaccine might be done by late 2020 or early of 2021.