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2021 COVID Deaths Top 2020

22 Nov 2021 1:11 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths in 2021 have now surpassed those from 2020, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (The Hill)

As of Monday at 8 a.m. EST, the unofficial U.S. COVID toll is 47,731,237 cases and 771,118 deaths, increases of 656,538 cases and 8,026 deaths versus a week ago. [MedPage Today 11.22.2021]

NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, said vaccinated family members can certainly enjoy a maskless Thanksgiving together. (CNN)

Fauci also detailed how he was inundated with calls about beagle experiments after a "misleading image" went viral. (Washington Post)

Disney World announced that it has "paused" its COVID vaccine mandate, in light of the new anti-mandate Florida law. (Fox Business)

A new analysis projects that at least 12 states will have over 70% of their population fully vaccinated by the end of the year, while nationwide the U.S. vaccination rate among eligible Americans could reach 65%. (Verywell Health)

The Marine Corps is expected to come in last for military vaccine compliance. (Washington Post)

Michigan is asking that everyone ages 2 and up wear face masks indoors, as the state now leads the nation in new cases. (WXYZ)

Experts note COVID outbreaks are certainly now resembling those of a seasonal virus. (The Atlantic)

Older individuals and people with underlying conditions are most susceptible to breakthrough COVID infections requiring hospitalization, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.


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