The death toll from covida-19 in the U.S. on Monday a year after the outbreak of the epidemic in the country exceeded half a million, the highest of any country in the world. U.S. President Joe Biden held a special ceremony to honor the memory of the dead. Infections and deaths in the US continue to fall.
According to Johns Hopkins University, 28.2 million people were infected with the new coronavirus in the United States by Monday night, and 500,236 died. There were 56,500 new infections and 1,250 deaths on Monday. That’s a big drop from January, when there were 200,000 infections a day and up to 4,000 deaths.
“We often hear people being described as ordinary Americans. It doesn’t exist. All of these people were exceptional. All of a sudden, many last breathed in all by themselves,” he said. said Biden, who has more than enough experience of personal tragedies as he lost his first wife and daughter in a car accident and later an adult son who died of cancer, about the death toll of covida-19 at the White House.
“I know this all too well. I know what it’s like when you’re not around, when it happens. I know what it’s like when you can’t hold their hands, when they look you in the eye and slowly walk away,” said Biden, but added that better times would come.
“This country will laugh again. It will see sunny days again, know joy. When that happens, we will remember every person we lost, their lives, and the loved ones they left behind.”
“We must not become dull in pain. We must not treat lives as statistics or as an outline or news. We must honor the dead, but also take care of the living,” said the U.S. president, who in order to commemorate the dead ordered flags to be dropped across the U.S. at half-mast for five days. After the speech, he attended a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of the dead in front of the White House. They lit 500 of them and each symbolized 1000 lives lost.
Covid-19 has so far claimed as many dead in the U.S. as World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. Similar to the new September 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 people died in terrorist attacks on the United States every six months.
Back then, Americans were united, but today they are divided as the last before the Civil War. Much of the former president’s supporters Donalda Trumpa it still does not take the pandemic seriously and does not take action against it. However, a Pew Center poll found that now 54 percent of Americans know someone who died of covid-19 or had to go to the hospital because of it.
When Biden took office, covid-19 claimed 400,000 lives, and an additional 100,000 people died in just one month. Unlike Trump, who closed his eyes before the pandemic and claimed the virus would go away on its own, Biden doesn’t shy away from tragic statistics. Despite accelerated vaccination, at least 90,000 patients are expected to die from covid-19 by the end of the pandemic.
Biden said they will have enough vaccine for 300 million people by the end of July, but also that the situation may not return to normal until Christmas. For the first 100 days of his term, he set out to vaccinate 100 million people. According to many health experts in the US, he is a little too pessimistic or has set low expectations and will easily exceed them.
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