What will we remember when we look back on 2020?

At the moment, it seems impossible that this year will ever be anything other than tragic – medic shorthand for every disaster known to humanity save an enormous asteroid destroying half the world – a year in which a comment like that prompts even very reasonable people to quickly Google “asteroids close to Earth.”

About the writer: Mary McNamara is a culture columnist and critic for the Los Angeles Times. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency LLC.

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edwards1

Over 800,000 deaths per year per CDC. Use a calculator.

edwards1

Along with shortening your article. you may want to know the facts before you attempt to write text. Actually heart disease is the number one killer at 655,000 plus in the U.S.

Lanivan

"Daily deaths in the last week increased to 1,660 per day on average compared to 1,470 the week before (Figure 2). This makes COVID-19 the number 1 cause of death in the United States of America this week." http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/briefing_US_20201204.pdf

edwards1

Death occurs fro CVD every 36 seconds per CDC which acquaints to 16, 800 per wek

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