November 19, 2020 at 12:11 AM EST
250,000 deaths in America: People are dying, but little has changed
From Mark Fisher, Shine Jacobs and Pam Kelly
At the start of the pandemic, public health officials and many political leaders hoped that Covid̵
7;s frightening death toll – the death toll would reach 250,000 this week – could unite the country as a common cause against the spread of the virus.
But the nation’s deep divisions – political and cultural – as well as the virus’s concentrated impact on crowded urban areas in the first months, have turned the country in a different direction.
Now, after more than eight months of a pandemic showing no signs of losing weight, it has become clear that while recent experiences with covid-19 have changed the attitudes of some people, many Americans are sticking to their initial notions meaning where they live.