The U.S. on Wednesday surpassed one million COVID-19 deaths, according to data compiled by NBC News.
- The number - equivalent to the population of San Jose, California - was reached at what top health experts call "stunning speed": 27 months after the U.S. confirmed its first case of the virus.
- While deaths from Covid have slowed in recent weeks, about 360 people have still been dying every day, NBC reported.
- Figures show the U.S. death toll is the world's highest total by a significant margin.
- Brazil, which has recorded just over 600,000 Covid deaths, comes in second.
- What is to blame for the high death toll in the U.S. - people not getting the vaccine, confusing messages from the CDC, debates over masks mandates, all of the above?
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