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Joe Biden honors the half million US lives lost to coronavirus (321 hits)


Joe Biden honors the half million US lives lost to coronavirus
By Maegan Vazquez, CNN 52 mins ago

President Joe Biden honored the 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus on Monday, speaking of the collective grief of a nation and in personal terms.

"The people we lost were extraordinary. They spanned generations," he said. "Just like that, they took their final breath alone, in America."

Biden spoke from experience when it came to describing the grief of losing a loved one.

"For the loved ones left behind: I know all too well. I know what it's like to not be there when it happens. I know what it's like when you are there holding their hands, there's a look in their eye and they slip away," Biden said.

"I know that when you stare at that empty chair around the kitchen table it brings it all back no matter how long ago it happened, as if it just happened that moment," he added.

The President also expressed optimism, telling Americans: "We will get through this, I promise you."

"We ask you to join us to remember. So we can heal. To find purpose, and the work ahead to show that there is light in the darkness," Biden said. "This nation will smile again. This nation will know sunny days again. This nation will know joy again."

He also warned of the costs of complacency in the face of such staggering loss.

"While we've been fighting this pandemic for so long, we have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow," Biden said. "We have to resist viewing each life as a statistic, or a blur, or on the news."

Biden then participated in a moment of silence, standing by 500 lighted candles outside the White House, joined by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff.

In remembrance of the deaths, Biden also issued a presidential proclamation Monday afternoon that ordered the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff for five days at all federal buildings and military posts in the US and abroad.

Biden, Harris and their spouses also participated in a somber ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial ahead of Inauguration Day about a month ago to mark 400,000 American lives lost to Covid-19.

Last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration was working on plans so the President could use his "own voice and platform to take a moment to remember the people whose lives have been lost, the families who are still suffering."

The Biden administration's approach to the coronavirus marks a stark contrast to how President Donald Trump responded publicly to the pandemic. Trump frequently defended his administration's response to the pandemic but rarely expressed grief for the victims -- once telling "Axios on HBO" in September that the US Covid-19 death toll "is what it is."

While coronavirus cases are trending down and vaccinations are ticking up, the US is struggling to get a handle on the threat posed by new variants.

Experts -- both inside and outside the White House -- are still far from certain that America is finally clawing its way out of the pandemic, with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease specialist, telling CNN Sunday that it's "possible" Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022 to protect against the coronavirus, even as the US may reach "a significant degree of normality" by the end of this year.


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Biden then participated in a moment of silence, standing by 500 lighted candles outside the White House, joined by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff.



Monday, February 22nd 2021 at 8:33PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Joe Biden didn't honor anyone.He's illegitimate and a fraud. An empty suit par excellence. And Merrick Garland is a truly ghastly nominee.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 at 1:28AM
Steve Williams
Now That response sounds like something coming from a loss soul.


Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 at 1:28PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I'm a realist Ron. There's very little I can do about Biden and his toxic crew.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 at 5:09PM
Steve Williams
One thing is for sure Steve, we both can say "Good-BY" to this LIE'S coming from The President of The United of America.

As of early April, Trump has told 23.3 lies per day in 2020, a 0.5-lie increase since 2019. What’s more, Trump has averaged 23.8 lies per day since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the US — another 0.5-lie increase.

About 23 LIES per day coming out of The White House... Don't you like that Steve?

That is the reason why we are honoring the 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus on Monday,

The Numbers of death would NOT be this high if 45 would have shared what he knew about this coronavirus, when he found out about the dangers of it but yet he choose to tell The American people a LIE and this is the person you want to defend?

WHY?


Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 at 7:38PM
Deacon Ron Gray
So what would have happened if Trump had said publicly what he said to Woodward privately? It wouldn't have made a damn bit of difference Ron. Except maybe FOLKS would have panicked and the economy would have crashed.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 at 11:56PM
Steve Williams
If there was better leader ship at the time it first came out, maybe this country wouldn’t be The leading in corona 19 viruses DEATH in the world.

Steve, don’t you get it, American people died because of his lie, If Trump did not work on the vaccine Distribution could’ve been brought out to the American people much earlier. Just think of how many Americans would still be alive, if Trump would have took the leadership role in this case, that didn’t have to DIE, if Trump did not LIE.




Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 3:49AM
Deacon Ron Gray
You're being stupid Ron. It"s a virus. There's no defense against it anywhere in the world
Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 9:09AM
Steve Williams
Then why do this country has the highest corona 19 death rate in The World than Steve?

It is because we were LIED to by TRUMP and got a late start but now that we have the new Biden- Harris Administration in Office, you are now seeing the death rate fall in this country.

You do see that don't you?



Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 9:31AM
Deacon Ron Gray
This country does not have the highest death rate in the world Ron. Stop believing everything you hear. Look at your sorry ass, you've still got Trump on the brain. The death rate in any country is primarily a function of the population density and distribution in the country.

Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 10:57AM
Steve Williams
YOUR WORDS: This country does not have the highest death rate in the world Ron. Stop believing everything you hear. Look at your sorry ass, you've still got Trump on the brain.

Where is your proof? Now just below you right now is proof of my claim, that The U.S. has the highest corona-19 death rate in the world thanks to TRUMP.

The U.S. has the world’s most COVID-19 deaths and cases — but is not worst per capita https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/us-has-worlds-most-covid-19-deaths-and-cases-but-isnt-worst-per-capita/

U.S. Has World's Highest Number of COVID-19 Deaths https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200413/us-has-worlds-highest-number-of-covid-19-deaths

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Have Been Highest in the World For 6 Months https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-most-cases-worldwide-1534421

Confirmed U.S. covid-19 death toll reaches 20,000, highest in the world https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/11/coronavirus-latest-news/

This is more proof that the U.S. had the highest corona-19 Death in the World under the Trump Administration and that is just one of the reasons why The American FIRED DONALD J. TRUMP and you can't do a thing to change that.

The proof is in front of YOU.




Wednesday, February 24th 2021 at 12:55PM
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