Biden marks Covid milestone in the White House’s emotional ceremony
Andy Slavitt, a senior advisor to Mr Biden, opened the Covid-19 briefing on Monday with a reminder that the country was on the verge of reaching a “grim milestone”.
“Everyone who has lost is someone whose lives and gifts have been cut short,” said Slavitt. “Our hearts go out to those who mourn loved ones who are so much missed. For those of us in the administration, the opportunity makes us more determined to turn the tide on Covid-19 so the losses can subside and the healing can begin. “
With him was Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s foremost infectious disease specialist, who in late March predicted that at a time when just over 2,000 Americans were lost to Covid-19, up to 200,000 Americans could be lost to the disease – a number , the …