US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000: FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden, right, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, left, tour a Pfizer manufacturing site in Portage, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) – “The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus….’It’s nothing like we have ever been through in the last 102 years, since the 1918 influenza pandemic,’ the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.'” via The Associated Press