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The Graphic Truth: Two narrowing pandemics – EU vs US

Two narrowing pandemics – EU vs US. Seven-day rolling average of new coronavirus deaths, 1 Jan 2021 to 6 Jan 2022

As COVID vaccines started being widely rolled out in much of the developed world a little under a year ago, we documented how the EU was outpacing the US in new deaths and cases, in large part due to Brussels’ bungling of the vaccine rollout for much of the first half of 2021. But in the age of omicron, where medical systems are buckling under the weight of exploding caseloads, that gap has narrowed significantly: the US and EU are now reporting eerily similar new daily death tolls per 1 million people. We compare new COVID deaths in both places over the past year.


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