The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 200,000 — the most fatalities of any country in the world.

The staggering scale of that loss is hard to fathom. It’s equivalent to suffering the effects of 109 Hurricane Katrinas. Or enduring the 9/11 attacks every day for 66 days. 

Behind those numbers are people: A beloved radio host, a navy veteran, a progressive pastor, 20-year-old siblings.

But survivors and victims’ families say that those tragedies have been obscured by rampant misinformation, and President Donald Trump’s minimizing of the pandemic. Their message: This is not a hoax.

What did Trump have to say about the desperate milestone? “It’s a shame.”

Read the full story: CNN


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