As the COVID-19 death toll passes 1 million, how does it compare to other major killers?

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called it an “agonizing milestone” – and Reuters calculated it equated to one person dying every 16 seconds. While the pandemic has spread to 188 countries or regions, the five with the most deaths account for more than half the global total (562,139): the US (205,070), Brazil (142,058), India (96,318), […]

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