'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

Global virus death toll hits 2 million on January 15 Global virus death toll hits 2 million on January 15 |  Photo: MGN

CHRIS SHERMAN, MARIA CHENG, JOHN LEICESTER and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press
Created: January 15, 2021 12:43 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The global death toll from COVID-19 has topped 2 million. It crossed the threshold on Friday, according to tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The bleak milestone comes amid a monumental but uneven effort to vaccinate people against the coronavirus. Some countries are seeing real hope of vanquishing outbreaks.

In wealthy countries including the United States, Britain, Israel, Canada and Germany, tens of millions of citizens have already received shots. But elsewhere, immunization drives have barely gotten off the ground.

Many health experts are predicting another year of loss and hardship in places like Iran, India, Mexico and Brazil.

Those four countries collectively account for about a quarter of the world’s deaths.

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CHRIS SHERMAN, MARIA CHENG, JOHN LEICESTER and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press

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