If your name's not in there, it's all good.
Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began— David P Gelles (@gelles) February 21, 2021
South Korea (pop 51M) : 1,557
South Carolina (pop 5.1M): 8,324
I honestly don't think the death toll in Vietnam bothered anyone all that much. The evening news every night gave a tally of the enemy dead (no doubt made up, though no one really considered saying so at the time, except maybe "Doonesbury."). People just got tired of being at war all the time. Besides, only working class kids went. Kids with any money at all went to college and were deferred indefinitely after that. Even after the disaster and needless deaths in Texas this week, people are talking about their "resilience." They aren't mourning the dead.
As the US death toll approaches 500,000, more Americans have perished from covid than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and Vietnam -- combined. @juliebosman reviews the grim impact. https://t.co/3WXSYgtAW3— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 21, 2021