Why the US has the highest Covid-19 death toll

New York (AFP) – The United States crossed the grim milestone of 500,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Monday, a year since announcing its first known death from the virus on February 29, 2020 in the Seattle area. Why does the world’s leading power have the highest death toll and what lessons are American health specialists learning from the past year? Here, infectious disease experts Joseph Masci and Michele Halpern provide answers to some of the key questions. Masci, 70, is one of the leaders of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, which was at the heart of New York’s epidemic. Halpern is a specialist at …

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