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World Coronavirus Has Killed More Americans than Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and World War I Combined

02:41  07 october  2020
02:41  07 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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COVID-19 has killed more Americans than every war since the Korean War combined . The 112,311 Americans killed by COVID-19 as of Wednesday is higher than the 104,404 troops killed And soon coronavirus deaths in the U.S. will surpass the 116,516 American lives lost in World War I .

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has now claimed more American lives than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed during historic conflicts in Vietnam, Korean, Iraq, Afghanistan and World War I.

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While the aforementioned conflicts killed 155,072 soldiers, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. coronavirus epidemic has claimed over 205,600 as of October 5, 2020, according to Johns Hopkins University. In fact, the number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 155,000 in late July, according to Johns Hopkins.

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The 20-year Vietnam War killed 58,200 American soldiers. # coronavirus . The COVID-19 pandemic has , in just three months, killed more Americans than the decades-long Vietnam War The country also accounts for nearly a third of the world 's confirmed infections, having passed the 1

Sometime this week, even as we see Donald Trump being treated for COVID-19, it is likely we will hit 212,000 American deaths from coronavirus in That is a mark passing U.S. deaths from conflicts in Vietnam , Korea , Iraq , Afghanistan and World War I – reflected symbolically over the weekend with

The VA states that 4,431 American soldiers died in the Iraq invasion from 2003 to 2010, 2,445 American soldiers died in Afghanistan skirmishes from 2001 onward, 58,220 American soldiers died in the Vietnam conflict from 1964 to 1975, 36,574 American soldiers died in the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953 and 53,402 Americans died in World War I from 1917 to 1918.

Since the end of March, COVID-19 has killed an average of 7,043 Americans each week.

Despite the high number of deaths, Republican President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a Tuesday morning tweet that coronavirus is "in most populations far less lethal" than the flu. According to estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Trump is wrong. Though the flu kills tens of thousands of Americans each year and, the CDC states, COVID-19 has killed more Americans in 2020 than the approximately 178,000 Americans killed by flu over the last six years.

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Americans Than The Vietnam War : Coronavirus Updates The number of lives taken by COVID-19 in the U.S. has reached a grim milestone: More In not even three months since the first known U.S. deaths from COVID-19, more lives have now been lost to the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. soil

War figures include American military deaths in. battle, and in-theater deaths as available. The current coronavirus death toll also surpasses the U.S. lives lost in the Korean War —36,574 Americans killed in battle and in the theater of war combined — and World War I , in which 53,402

The "typical" flu season lasts for a seven-month period from October to April. But unlike the flu, COVID-19 has no "season," has no vaccine to give people immunity and has been studied far less as it was completely unknown of before this year.

Infectious disease epidemiologist Adam Kucharski has said that COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier than the flu because its infection fatality rate is 10 times higher.

COVID-19 also has a longer incubation period than the flu, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. While a person with the flu will exhibit symptoms within two days of contracting the illness, a person with COVID-19 can exhibit symptoms anywhere between one to 14 days after contracting it, giving a person more time to transmit the virus to others before they realize they have it.

There's also increasing evidence that COVID-19 has long-term effects that linger after the disease's initial symptoms have passed, including brain fog, chronic fatigue, joint pain, lung damage and heart damage.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration published guidelines meant to maintain safety in the development of any COVID-19 vaccines, according to U.S. News.

The guidelines, which were initially opposed by the Trump administration, require vaccine developers seeking emergency approval to monitor the health of all experimental trial participants for two months after the trial's conclusion to ensure no negative after-effects.

The guidelines all but ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine won't be publicly available until after Election Day on November 3.

Newsweek contacted the Department for Veterans Affairs for comment.

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