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How many people died in the U.S. from COVID last week? You’d probably be surprised

Chris Graham
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You probably didn’t know that there were 2,060 deaths attributed to COVID last week, but this is what we have, from the CDC.

The 1,763 COVID deaths from the week of March 15 was a low-water mark dating back to the summer of 2021, according to a report from the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.

This as the White House is set to shut down its COVID response team in May as the end of the pandemic emergency declaration expires on May 11.

Some activists think this is a mistake.

“From the end of BA.1 last year until now, we’ve had 150,000 #COVID19 deaths. In one bad flu season we have 50,000 deaths. Mission accomplished fellas? Not by a long shot,” tweeted Gregg Gonsalves of the Yale School of Public Health.

Whether it’s mission accomplished or not, the pandemic, three years in now, is about to come to an official end, though as we’ve known all along, COVID isn’t going anywhere.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].