How much is 250,000 deaths? Enough to empty wide swaths of the country.

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November 20 at 12:19 AM As of Thursday, over a quarter-million people in the United States had died of covid-19 as the number of confirmed cases continues to skyrocket. Hospitals are short on nurses, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against traveling for the holidays. Each of these 250,000 people is a life lost to a single virus in less than nine months. One way to understand the impact of this loss is to compare it with the number of people who live in your town, city or county. This amount of death would draw a hole in America’s heartland. 250,000 people is more than the population of any of these counties Approximately 250,000 people live inside the yellow stroke. If all of the reported covid deaths in the U.S. were contained in this area, its whole population would have died. Approximately 250,000 people live inside the yellow stroke. If all of the reported covid deaths in the U.S. were contained in this area, its whole population would have died. Approximately 250,000 people live inside the yellow stroke. If all of the reported covid deaths in the U.S. were contained in this area, its whole population would have died. …

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