Despite more of the American population receiving the Covid-19 jab, Delta variant spreads
- The number of U.S. Covid-19 deaths recorded in 2021 has surpassed the toll in 2020, according to federal data and Johns Hopkins University, according to The Wall Street Journal.
- Coronavirus-related deaths topped 770,780 on Saturday, Johns Hopkins data show.
- “This puts the pandemic-long total at more than twice the 385,343 Covid-19 deaths recorded last year, according to the most recent death certificate data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the Journal reports.
- The higher death toll comes despite the U.S. population reaching a nearly 60% vaccination rate, according to Google data, calling into question the Emergency Use (EUA) athorized vaccine’s effectiveness.