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500,000 Americans now dead from COVID-19

William Schaffner, MD, professor of infectious diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Leana Wen, MD, doctor of emergency medicine; Visiting Professor of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University School of Public Health.

Amesh Adalja, MD, Emerging Infectious Disease Specialist, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.

Juanita Mora, MD, allergist; national spokesperson for minority health issues, American Lung Association.

Department of Veterans Affairs: “America’s Wars”.

Statistica: “Number of deaths from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide on February 19, 2021, by country”, “Share of the elderly population (65 years and over) in the total population of the United States from 1950 to 2050 . “

CDC: “COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review”, “Heart Disease Facts”, “Disease Prevention”.

CDC National Center for Health Statistics: “Weekly Summary on COVID-19 Deaths.”

COVID Tracker Project: “The COVID Racial Data Tracker.”

CDC National Center for Health Statistics: “Weekly Summary on COVID-19 Deaths.”

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Facts & Figures 2020”.

NPR: “As deaths from a pandemic mount, racial disparities persist – and in some cases worsen.”

Clinical infectious diseases: “Racial disparities in coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) mortality are driven by uneven infection risks.”