500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19

Feb. 23, 2021

The White House issued a statement from President Biden yesterday with a Proclamation in honor of the more than 500,000 Americans who have now died from COVID-19 infections. That is more Americans who have died in a single year of this pandemic than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.   

“On this solemn occasion, we reflect on their loss and on their loved ones left behind. We, as a Nation, must remember them so we can begin to heal, to unite, and find purpose as one Nation to defeat this pandemic,” stated President Biden. He asked, “all Americans to join us as we remember the more than 500,000 of our fellow Americans lost to COVID-19 and to observe a moment of silence at sunset.”

The Johns Hopkins counter is reporting 111,824,687 global COVID0-19 cases this morning with 28,191,213 in the US and 500,443 US deaths. One month ago, the nation's death was at 400,000.

The White House has the briefing.

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