Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines across the globe and today we got some very bad news.
Over one million people have currently died from the deadly virus - and 500,000 have died in the USA alone....
Keep scrolling to learn more.
Today the shocking news emerged that half a million people have died from COVID in the USA.
Since December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.
And now we've hit half a million deaths in the USA alone.
And there's been an unreal number of cases.
via: GettyAt the time of writing, there have been 33,000,000 confirmed cases.
It's been a truly dire couple of months.
via: GettyIn a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.
Millions are now quarantined to their homes...
via: GettyWith strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.
It's an undeniably difficult time...
via: GettyAnd the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.
But we have had some amazing stories too.
via: GettyFrom people who have managed to recover from the virus...
One ninety-three-year-old patient defied all odds by beating the virus.
RECOVERY COMPLETE: Celebratory scenes as 93-year-old patient is discharged from hospital after beating coronavirus.… https://t.co/sujdqQLjfv— ABC News (@ABC News)1585945507.0
Firefighters surprised their colleague who had recently recovered from the virus.
A @MiamiDadeFire firefighter recovering from the coronavirus in the hospital was surprised by his colleagues who ca… https://t.co/YDmQXbOsZW— WSVN 7 News (@WSVN 7 News)1585947000.0
One new mom was diagnosed with the virus shortly after giving birth...
CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY: Capital Regional Medical Center says a woman who recently gave birth and tested positive for… https://t.co/BNv34BtFun— WCTV Eyewitness News (@WCTV Eyewitness News)1586444552.0
All of these stories bring back a little bit of positivity.
via: GettyThat is much needed at the minute.
Because, after months and months of bad news...
via: GettyI think it's about time we had a little bit of good news, don't you?
Well, here's a little bit more.
via: GettyAccording to figures, it's believed around 11.3 million people have recovered from COVID-19.
Which is incredible news!
via: GettyAnd probably the pick-me-up we all needed to hear.
Now we are entering the new normal.
via: GettyWith lockdown restrictions easing across the globe, we are entering what they are calling 'the new normal', suggesting the world will never go back to the same state of normality as before.
But despite the statistics.
via: ShutterstockSome people still aren't taking coronavirus all that seriously...
Coronavirus isn't a joke.Yes things in much of the world seem to be getting better - but we have to take this virus seriously.
One way we can do this.Is by wearing face-masks, with experts across the globe explaining just how important they are when it comes to stopping the virus from spreading.
We need a vaccine soon.And some of the trials have shown very positive results.
However we've had some very bad news from wildlife experts.According to wildlife experts, around half a million sharks may be slaughtered in an effort to make a Covid-19 vaccine. It's believed that they will be harvested for squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, which is used medicine - including in current flu jabs.
If it's used for COVID vaccines worldwide an unbelievable amount of sharks will have to be slaughtered.Some experts estimate that 250,000 sharks will need to be slaughtered to provide one dose for each person. Others believe it would be double that number at a huge half a million.
And today there's been some shocking news reported.
The USA 🇺🇸 Half a million Covid deaths today— Fionna O'Leary, 🕯🇪🇺 (@fascinatorfun) February 21, 2021
Still fewer deaths than the U.K proportionate to our population. (U.K.: 139,905 deaths total today x 4.9 to scale up to the USA = 680k deaths).
Grim thought. pic.twitter.com/eg1JstZn2b
The news that over 500,000 people have died from COVID in the USA alone...
According to TMZ that's more than the USA lost in all wars.
500,000 COVID dead in the USA.— 😷 Large Boulder the size of a Large Boulder (@DCooper_Resists) February 21, 2021
Half a million COVID deaths in the USA.
Let that sink in.https://t.co/aNIqaeutrE