Omar Rodriguez organizes bodies in the Gerard Neufeld funeral home in Queens on April 22, 2020 in New York City. The funeral home, which is close to Elmhurst Hospital, often has to take the phone off the hook as it rings continually.
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U.S. officials and public health specialists have repeatedly compared the country’s coronavirus mitigation efforts to that of a war, and now Covid-19 has taken more U.S. lives than the Vietnam War.
The U.S. National Archives says that 58,220 American soldiers died in the Vietnam conflict, which began in 1955 and ended in 1975.