A yr into coronavirus, we’re nonetheless counting the lifeless

COVID-19 Memorial Service Held In Washington On The Eve Of Biden’s Inauguration
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A yr in the past this week, The Verge revealed our first story in regards to the virus. It was January 21. The primary case had arrived within the US. We’d solely heard of about 300 instances reported in China and 6 deaths.

We nonetheless knew there was an opportunity it might get unhealthy. “It’s bringing again SARS flashbacks for me,” coronavirus knowledgeable Timothy Sheahan instructed Verge reporter Nicole Wetsman on the time. The 2002 SARS outbreak taught researchers velocity, however was solely a lethal teaser to the still-unnamed pandemic that was about to start.

One yr and virtually 1,000 coronavirus-related articles later, we’ve handed extra grim milestones than we ever ought to have. Greater than 97 million folks have contracted the virus and a pair of.1 million folks have died. In only one yr, extra…

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