'To heal, we must remember.' President Biden marks grim milestone as COVID-19 claims 1M US lives

President Joe Biden Thursday acknowledged a grim milestone marking the deaths of 1 million Americans killed for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2022, 10:59 AM

Updated 763 days ago

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President Joe Biden Thursday acknowledged a grim milestone marking the deaths of 1 million Americans due to COVID-19. 
Biden released a statement saying in part, "Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19. One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each an irreplaceable loss. Each leaving behind a 
family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic. Jill and I pray for each of them."
Biden urged Americans to "remain vigilant against this pandemic and to do everything they can to save as many lives as possible."
President Biden says the U.S. has more testing, vaccines, and treatments than ever before, and urged Congress to sustain those resources in the coming months.  


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