Biden commemorates 500,000 US deaths from COVID-19

Biden commemorates 500,000 US deaths from COVID-19
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Hours after the US crossed the threshold of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19President Biden remembered the lives lost last year. No other country has lost more lives than the USA as a result of the years of pandemic

“Today we mark a really grim, heartbreaking milestone,” he said in a short speech at the White House. “500,071 dead. That’s more Americans killed in this pandemic in one year than in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.”

Remembrance, said Mr Biden, is an important part of the healing process, both for individuals and for the nation. Just before the event, the President ordered the flags in the White House to be lowered to half the staff. Candles graced the steps from the White House residence to the South Lawn when the President first …

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