The death toll of the worldwide coronavirus has now reached one million.
The grim landmark comes nine months into the worldwide pandemic.
The planet is still dealing with the economic fallout from the epidemic as the death toll eclipses the one million mark.
The way we conduct our everyday lives is continually evolving-from how we work to how we socialise.
The statistic is a sobering reminder that not just a number is the toll.
There are one million people who have lost their lives to the disease.
“It’s not just a number. It’s human beings. It’s people we love,” said Dr Howard Markel, a professor of medical history at the University of Michigan said.
‘It’s not just a number. It’s people we love.’ “It’s our brothers, our sisters. It’s people we know,” he said. “And if you don’t have that human factor right in your face, it’s very easy to make it abstract.”
“Today also we pass a milestone that no-one would want to have ever seen passed and that is a million lives lost to COVID-19 around the world,” he said.
“And it is a reminder that we are living in the midst of a global pandemic.
“This is a pandemic that has been visited upon Australia from outside our shores and is one that has impacted on us greatly.
“In Australia, 882 lives have been lost to COVID-19 – 670 of those in aged care.”
“I said Australia will not win until Victoria wins and I believe Victoria is now beginning to win,” he said.
“That’s good news for all Australians and we thank Victorians for their great sacrifice.”