U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 500,000 On Monday

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily Landon reflects on the grisly milestone and the pandemic’s outlook at this point.

Virus Outbreak 500K Deaths
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 500,000 — a number so staggering that a top health researchers says it is hard to imagine an American who hasn't lost a relative or doesn't know someone who died. Jae C. Hong / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak 500K Deaths
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 500,000 — a number so staggering that a top health researchers says it is hard to imagine an American who hasn't lost a relative or doesn't know someone who died. Jae C. Hong / ASSOCIATED PRESS

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 500,000 On Monday

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily Landon reflects on the grisly milestone and the pandemic’s outlook at this point.

The U.S. surpassed 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday.

Reset checks in with an infectious disease specialist to discuss the significance of this moment in the country’s fight against COVID and the current prospects for an end to the pandemic.

GUEST: Dr. Emily Landon, infectious disease specialist at the University of Chicago