US death toll from COVID-19 surges past 100,000

HARTFORD (AP) — The United States (US) surpassed a jarring milestone on Wednesday in the COVID-19 pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. “It’s a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be,” said Associate Director of Global Health Policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington Josh Michaud. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin