The United States surpassed a sad milestone and became the first country in the world with more than 500,000 deaths due to covida-19. In remembrance of the victims, Biden said more Americans had died in the pandemic in one year than in World War I and World War II and the Vietnam War combined. He urged Americans to forget the differences and fight covid-19 together.
American President Joe Bidenpaid tribute on Monday to all Americans who lost their lives to covid-19. Johns Hopkins University said Monday that the United States has exceeded the sad threshold of 500,000 deaths.
“Today marks a truly grim turning point that breaks hearts–500,071 deaths. In this pandemic, more Americans died in one year than in World War I and World War II and the Vietnam War combined, “ said Biden.
Biden, first lady Jill Biden,Vice President Kamala Harrisand her husband Doug Emhoff after a speech by the President in front of the White House, they also symbolically remembered all the victims with a minute of silence and the lighting of thousands of white candles.
“As a nation, we cannot accept such a cruel fate. Even though we have been battling this pandemic for so long, we must resist not giving in to grief and not looking at lost lives as statistics.” said Biden in an emotional address. Every man who died of covid-19 had family, friends, and “extraordinary life”, which ended too quickly, he added.
The president called on Americans to continue to take all measures during a pandemic – to continue wearing masks, maintaining a safe distance and getting vaccinated when it is their turn.
“We need to end the policy of lack of information that has separated families, communities and the country. So far, it has cost us so many lives. We need to fight this together as one people, like the US,” said Biden.
He also ordered flags in federal institutions, military buildings and similar public places to be fluttered in half a mast for five days in memory of the victims of covida-19. “In this solemn moment, we remember our loss and the departure of our loved ones,” said Biden. “As a nation, as a whole, we need to keep them in our memory so that we can heal our wounds, unite and find a purpose to overcome the pandemic as one nation.”
In memory of all those who lost their lives due to covid-19, the bells rang in Washington National Cathedral.
The sad milestone was surpassed by the U.S. on Monday, after a good year when the first victim of covida-19 died in Santa Clara County, California. More than 28 million people are infected with the coronavirus in the United States, and according to official figures, more than 500,000 died by Monday afternoon, although the current number of those infected and hospitalized is currently the lowest after Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays. The number of Americans who survived covid-19, however, is almost twice as high as in India (11 million) and Brazil (10.1 million). Meanwhile, Brazil is second in the world in the number of victims with 244,000, and Mexico is third (178,000).
Of the total number of deaths during a pandemic worldwide, the U.S. accounts for as much as 19 percent, while the U.S. population accounts for only four percent of the world’s total population.
“These numbers are worrying,”is for the ABC program “Good morning, America” he said Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief adviser on infectious diseases. “Looking back, we had one of the worst epidemiological pictures in the world, and at the same time we are a very developed and rich country,” Fauci criticized the (non) functioning of the previous administration.
The statistics, which also worries Faucius, are due to the lack of a unified national response to the pandemic last year, when the administration of the former president Donalda Trumpa above all, it left the country and its citizens in the lurch. This was done by the former president at a crucial moment when the country and the whole world were facing one of the biggest crises in the last 100 years, with the president taking advantage of the situation to fight his own health advisers.
Johns Hopkins University said Monday that the U.S. has exceeded 500,000 deaths due to infection with the new coronavirus.
So far, 64 million people have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The Bidn administration has set itself the goal of vaccinating at least 100 million people in the first 100 days of coming to power. But experts are still very concerned about the growing number of new versions of the coronavirus that could trigger new deadly outbreaks.
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