Barely noticed: COVID deaths pass the 1 million mark in U.S.

The good news: Daily deaths down to historic flu levels.

Everybody has covid fatigue and wants to get on with getting on … Inflation, Ukraine, border crisis, and Hunter’s laptop have been stealing the headlines … finally, Fauci seems to be less omnipresent on TV … so it’s understandable if you didn’t notice that U.S. covid-related deaths passed the tragic  1 million milestone in late March.



From the get-go, I’ve argued that we should all stay focused on the number of Daily New Deaths as the key Covid metric.

See: How will we know when we’ve turned a COVID-19 corner?

So how are we doing on that measure?

For reference, a high flu season averages about 500 deaths per day during the roughly 4 month flu season.

We’re now running at a rate of about 400 daily Covid-related deaths … in line with historic flu death rates.


My take: We’ve passed a tragic milestone … and while any deaths are too many … we can finally breathe a little easier.

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