Covid US: 33% knew someone who has died from infection, says poll

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One in three Americans know somebody who died from coronavirus over the last 10 months, a new poll suggests.

Conducted by Axios-Ipsos, the survey found that 33 percent of adults have a loved one or acquaintance who passed from COVID-19 between April 24, 2020 and February 22, 2021.

This is three points higher than the number who reported the same thing in late December, just before Christmas, and twice as high as the around 15 percent who did in early June. 

It comes on the heels of news on Monday that the U.S. COVID death toll surpassed 500,000, which is more than the number of Americans killed in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. 

The U.S. has about four percent of the global population, but accounts for nearly 20 percent of all deaths from the virus.

A new poll has found that 33% of U.S adults have lost a family member, a friend or an acquaintance to COVID-19

About 35% believe the death toll is higher than what is being reported while 31% believe it is lower. The death toll currently sits at 500,441

The poll, which was conducted between February 19 and February 22, surveyed 1,029 adults aged 18 and older…

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