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S-N Editorial

Half a million and counting

More Americans have now died of COVID-19 than those who perished in both World Wars and the Vietnam War combined. As of Tuesday morning, the tally sat at 500,104.

Half a million dead Americans is hard to grasp. That’s a lot of empty of chairs at the dinner table and so many gaping holes in the hearts of loved ones they left behind. We must never forget, and as President Joe Biden noted Monday during a vigil for coronavirus victims, “we have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow.”

COVID-19 has dominated our way of life for a year now. We’ve social distanced, worn mas...

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