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COVID-19: White House commemorates 1million dead persons, comforts families in US

*Report indicates more vaccinated Americans are dying

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Joe Biden is using the second Global COVID Summit, a virtual gathering of world leaders, nongovernmental organisations, and private sector companies, to commemorate the deaths of 1 million Americans from COVID-19.

It was learnt the US President may be a little early.

US President Joe Biden

The semi-official tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed that the death toll is approaching a million dead persons, but is currently short of that mark, according to report.

Even at that, Biden said in a statement, that it is as good a time as any to pause and reflect.

President Biden also said: “To those who are grieving, and asking yourself how will you go on without him or what will you do without her, I understand.

“I know the pain of that black hole in your heart. It is unrelenting.

“But I also know the ones you love are never truly gone. They will always be with you.”

More vaccinated people dying as subvariants spread

Meanwhile, report has said just a few months ago, the number of unvaccinated people dying from COVID-19 far outnumbered those who were vaccinated.

However, the proliferation of subvariants seems to have flipped that script.

Federal data showed that less than a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths were among the vaccinated in the second half of September — before the Omicron variant’s arrival. But during January and February, more than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths were among vaccinated people, report noted.

While the subvariants are believed to cause less severe symptoms, health experts say elderly people who were among the first to be vaccinated may be less protected, especially if they have not received a booster shot in the American country.

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