Doug Lambrecht was one among the first million Americans to succumb to COVID-19.
His demographic profile — an elderly white male with chronic health issues — is similar to that of many others who will perish in the next two years.
When the new coronavirus swept across in early 2020, the 71-year-old retired physician was recovering from an accident at a nursing home outside Seattle.
He died on March 1, the first casualty in a terrible outbreak that revealed the price that older Americans would pay.
Gigabytes of data have been generated as a result of the pandemic, revealing which American groups have been impacted the worst.
Over 700,000 persons aged 65 and up perished. Men died in greater numbers than women.