The death toll from covid-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. US President Joe Biden held a special ceremony to honor the memory of the dead. The number of infections and deaths in the US continues 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. This is a big drop compared to January, when 200,000 new infections and up to 4,000 deaths were recorded daily, STA reports.
Biden: Lives should not be seen as statistics
“We often hear people being described as ordinary Americans. It doesn’t exist. All of these people were remarkable. All of a sudden, many last breathed in all by themselves,” the U.S. president said of the death toll from covid-19 at the White House Joe Biden, who has enough experience with personal tragedies, as he first lost his first wife and daughter in a car accident, and later his adult son died of cancer.
“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,” Biden said, but at the same time added that better times will come. “This country will laugh again. It will see sunny days again and know joy. When that happens, we will remember every person we lost, their lives and the loved ones they left behind,” the American stressed. the President.
“We must not become dull in pain. Lives must not be seen as statistics or as an outline or news. We must honor the dead but also care for the living,” said Biden, who ordered flags to be dropped across the United States at half-mast in memory of the dead. 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, each symbolizing a thousand lives lost.
The new virus claimed as many deaths as three wars combined
The new coronavirus has claimed as many deaths in the U.S. so far as World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. U.S. residents are heavily divided today. Much of the former president’s supporters Donalda Trumpa pandemics and virus containment measures are still not taken seriously, though a Pew Center poll found that 54 percent of Americans know someone who died of covid-19 disease or had to go to the hospital because of it.
When Biden was sworn in as the new U.S. president, covid-19 claimed 400,000 lives, and an additional 100,000 people died in just one month. Unlike Trump, Biden does not shy away from tragic statistics. Despite accelerated vaccination, the White House expects at least 90,000 patients to die from covid-19 by the end of the pandemic, STA reports.
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