1 million dead from COVID-19 in U.S.: where do we go from here?

“One million is a significant number; in a typical year before COVID, about three million deaths would occur in the United States. To have one million COVID deaths on top of six million other deaths is an enormous mortality burden,” Andrew Noymer, PhD, a University of California, Irvine [public health associate professor], epidemiologist and demographer who studies infectious diseases, told Healthline. … Though it’s difficult to predict, Noymer suspects the death toll from COVID in the U.S. will rise by about 100,00 this year. So that the cumulative toll will be at least 1,100,000 by the end of 2022.