'Enormous And Tragic': U.S. Has Lost More Than 200,000 People To COVID-19

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Images of Detroit-area residents who died from COVID-19 line a street during a drive-through memorial on Sept. 1 on Belle Isle in Detroit. The number of U.S. dead has crossed the 200,000 mark — and the figure could nearly double by the end of the year, experts say.

The U.S. death toll has doubled since May. Some experts predict it could nearly double again before 2020 ends. "We are experiencing a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering," one researcher says.

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