World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion). Speaking in Burlington recently, Bernie Sanders said coronavirus could cause more casualties than WWII.
“Nobody knows what the number of fatalities may end up being, or the number of people who may get ill,” he said. “But we also have to face the truth, and that is that the number of casualties may actually be even higher than what the armed forces experienced during World War II.” Sanders, who spoke with the press at Hotel Vermont but did not take questions, is scheduled to debate former Vice President Joe Biden Sunday night in Washington. Following the debate, the Vermont independent plans to remain in the nation’s capital to continue working on measures to address the worldwide outbreak, his wife Jane Sanders said after the press gathering broke up."
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