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US vaccine near, but deaths rising by 9/11 proportions … – Thomson Reuters Foundation

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC):UPDATE 2-U.S. vaccine near, but deaths rising by 9/11 proportions each day

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By Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – A mounting U.S. death toll has tempered enthusiasm about a coming COVID-19 vaccine with 9/11-like fatalities projected every day for the months ahead, even with a rapid rollout of inoculations, which could start as soon as Monday.
Another 2,902 U.S. deaths were reported on Thursday, a day after a record 3,253 people died, a pace projected to continue for the next two to three months until…

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