It’s likely that the U.S. will hit 100,000 dead from the coronavirus sometime today.
To date, that’s more than were lost on 9/11, and in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.
As the country hits this grim milestone, we wanted to thank the women and men on the front lines and answer:
Who Were They?
- They were people of color: Latinos and Asians have nearly twice the death rate of non-Hispanic whites. African-Americans have nearly three times the death rate. And the Navajo Nation—an American Indian territory occupying portions of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico—is the third most infected coronavirus hotspot in the U.S., after New York and New Jersey.
- They were health care workers, janitors and cleaners: Dozens of health care workers have died and this is likely a significant undercount.
- They lived or worked in nursing homes: Almost half of the deaths in…