The White House announced Thursday, May 12, that Covid-19 had caused the death of one million people. The United States is the country which officially records the highest number of deaths due to the pandemic in the world.
“We must remain vigilant in the face of this pandemic and do all we can to save as many lives as possible, as we have done with more tests, vaccines and treatments than ever before”US President Joe Biden said in a statement.
After several months of decline in the coronavirus pandemic in the officially most bereaved country in the world (ahead of Brazil, India and Russia), the United States has been recording a daily increase in the number of cases for the past month.
The country, which has lifted the obligation to wear a mask, now simply advised indoors, is experiencing a rebound in the number of cases due to sub-variants of Omicron. However, the effects of the latter seem less serious for vaccinated people. 66% of the population shows a complete vaccination schedule, 90% of people aged 65 and over are fully vaccinated, and the fourth dose of vaccine is open, for the moment, to those over 50 years old.