Covid still killing Americans faster than guns, cars and flu combined

Even with half the country vaccinated, Covid-19 continues to kill people faster than guns, car crashes and influenza combined, according to a review of mortality data. 

The situation has improved dramatically since January, when Covid-19 deaths outpaced heart disease and cancer as the country’s top killer, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Still, last month the coronavirus was responsible for 337 deaths per day. For comparison, the historic average deaths from gunshots, car crashes and flu complications add up to 306 per day. 

“The sad reality is that despite our progress, we’re still losing people to this virus,” Jeff Zients, White House pandemic response coordinator, said at a news briefing last week. “Which is especially tragic given

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