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U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Surpass Toll of 1918 Flu Pandemic

HeadlineSep 21, 2021

The United States reported over 2,200 coronavirus deaths on Monday, bringing its death toll since the start of the pandemic to 676,000. That’s more people than were killed by influenza across the U.S. during the 1918 pandemic. Areas with the lowest vaccination rates remain the hardest hit by the Delta coronavirus variant.

For the first time in history, Alabama recorded more deaths than births in 2020.

In Mississippi, Republican Governor Tate Reeves condemned President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal workers as a “tyrannical move.” Mississippi has the highest death rate from COVID-19 in the U.S. If it were a country, Mississippi would be second only to Peru in per capita coronavirus deaths.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration said Monday it will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions in November on vaccinated passengers from the U.K., European Union, China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India.

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