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The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has crossed the 500,000 mark, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
These are more American casualties than World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.
The flag in the White House was lowered last night (Tuesday) to half-mast to mark half a million dead from the corona plague. President Joe Biden and his deputy Camela Harris marked a minute of silence in memory of the half-million dead.
Biden also spoke tonight at a ceremony at the White House in memory of the Corona victims. “As a nation, we must not accept such a cruel fate. We must not be indifferent to grief,” Biden said
“We lost extraordinary people because of the plague. To the loved ones left behind – I know how it feels. I know how it feels when you hold their hands and look into their eyes in their last moments. We will get through this, I promise you. This nation will smile again, we will know more happy days.” Declared the President.
Dr Anthony Pauchi, senior adviser to US President Joe Biden on infectious diseases, said that “a political split has contributed to the fact that the country has reached a huge number of half a million dead from Corona.”
“A rich country like the United States should in no way have become the country where the most people have died as a result of the virus,” Pucci said, adding, “Vaccines can help us develop herd immunity against serious illness or death.”