250,000 Covid-19 Deaths: A Perspective

We have now surpassed 250,000 deaths from the Covid-19 virus and for a little perspective, consider the following.

  • America lost 620,000 soldiers from the North and South (combined) during the Civil War.
  • We lost 405,399 military personnel during World War II.
  • World War I was an ironic amalgam: 116,516 total American military dead, 45,000 of them from the Spanish Flu.
  • Korea: 36,516.
  • Vietnam: 58,209.
  • American Revolution: 25,000.
  • Mexican War: 13,283
  • Spanish-American: 2,446
  • Gulf War: 294.
  • Iraq/Afghanistan: 6,626).

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.