U.S. over 500,000 corona deaths mourn at’national level’
Reporter Yoon Yeo-jin [email protected]
Input: 2021-02-23 18:40:51Revision: 2021-02-23 18:42:30Posted: 2021-02-23 18:42:59 (p. 12)
On the 22nd (local time), the number of people who died of Corona 19 in the United States, which is considered the’most affected country of Corona 19′, exceeded 500,000, and the government began to mourn.
President Joe Biden mourned the victims and held a candlelight memorial event on this day, saying, “It is a really gloomy and heartbreaking milestone”. President Biden said in a White House speech prior to the event that “more lives have been lost than any other country on the planet.” “There are more Americans who have died in this pandemic in one year than the first and second world wars and the Vietnam War combined. “There are many”.
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However, he said, “We ask that we remain vigilant, do social distancing, wear masks and act to get vaccinations,” he said.
After his speech, President Biden held a candle-lit ceremony in front of the door to South Lawn, the White House, to mourn the victims of Corona 19. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Jill Biden, and Vice President Camela Harris. They lit a candle on the stairs while the music of’Amazing Grace’ rang out and had a moment of silence.
President Biden ordered all federal agencies to hoist early on this day in honor of the victims. Early birds are hoisted for five days. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also in an atmosphere of national mourning for the tragic reality facing the United States, such as ordering an early hoist to the Capitol.
In response, the Washington Post said, “The Biden administration’s continued focus on the lethal effects of the pandemic is in stark contrast with former President Donald Trump, who repeatedly underestimated the severity of Corona 19 and who seemed unwilling to lead the Americans’ memorial.” Pointed out.
As a result of the statistics at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S., the cumulative number of corona 19 confirmed cases in the U.S. was 28.87 million, 220, and the cumulative number of deaths was 51,1616. In the United States, the first corona19 confirmed on January 20 last year, and the first death toll in early February. In less than a year, over 500,000 people died from Corona 19. The number of infections in the United States is nearly three times that of India (115,000 people), the second largest number of confirmed cases, and the death toll is more than twice that of Brazil (about 246,000 people).
Meanwhile, the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced that it will supply 20 million people to the United States by the end of March if urgent use of the Corona 19 vaccine is approved. This is the first time that J&J has released a specific number of vaccines that can be used immediately. Unlike conventional vaccines, which require two doses at intervals of several weeks to complete the vaccination, the J&J vaccine requires only one vaccination. J&J plans to distribute 100 million copies by the end of the first half.
Pfizer-Bioentech also decided to expand the supply of corona vaccine to the United States. Pfizer Chief Business Officer John Young said, “By mid-March, we will be able to increase the weekly production of vaccines to 13 million doses.”
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