United States President Joe Biden on Thursday paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic and said the nation had witnessed a collective sacrifice. He said the United States would overcome one of the “most difficult and dark times” by beating the virus.
More than 29 million Americans have been infected with the virus and more than 500,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States.
Biden was addressing the nation on the anniversary of Covid-19 in the United States.
“A year ago we were struck by a virus that ran into silence and spread unchecked … denials for days, weeks and months, resulting in more deaths , more stress and loneliness, ”Biden said in his address to the nation.
“Even though it was different for everyone, we all lost something … a collective sacrifice,” Biden said.
The US President emphasized the national spirit and said, “Finding the light in the darkness is a very American thing to do, in fact, it is perhaps the most American thing we do, and it is what we have done.”
Biden said he carried a card in his pocket with the death toll from American Covid-19.
“I know it’s been tough, I really know … I carry a map in my pocket with a number of Americans who have died from Covid-19 till this day … From now on , the total death toll in America – 527,726 – is more dead than WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and 9/11 combined, ”Biden said.
The president also said he wanted states to make all American adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccination by May 1, speeding up government efforts to end the pandemic to create greater sentiment. normality in the country by the holidays of July 4, Independence Day.
Earlier today, Biden signed the bailout bill, designed to be a financial bridge to hard-hit Americans and a boost to the economy, with Vice President Kamala Harris by his side in the oval office. The package is a major political victory for the Democratic president less than two months after starting his administration.