The coronavirus has now killed more Americans than the Vietnam War, Gulf War, Afghanistan War, and Iraq War combined

by Angela Ruth

The coronavirus has infected nearly 1.4 million Americans, and claimed the lives of 83,947 since outbreaks spread across the nation earlier this year.

The total lives claimed by COVID-19 in the U.S. is already higher than the 67,830 troops who died in every war since the start of the Vietnam conflict in 1964. And the 27,448 deaths in New York are closing in on the 36,574 U.S. deaths in the Korean War.

Of course pandemic deaths and soldiers killed in wars are two very different types of loss. But it does help to understand the sheer magnitude of the virus and its devastating effect on U.S. lives.

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