US President Joe Biden urged the American people to unite as one nation to confront the Coronavirus, calling the milestone of more than 500,000 US deaths from Covid-19 “heartbreaking.”
“As a nation, we can’t accept such a cruel fate. We have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow,” he said.
“Today I ask all Americans to remember. Remember those we lost and remember those we left behind,” President Biden said, calling for Americans to fight Covid together.
He also noted that the number of deaths from Coronavirus in America in one year exceeded the number of US deaths in the two world wars and the Vietnam War.
“Today we mark a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone – 500,071 dead,” he said.
“We often hear people described as ordinary Americans,” he went on to say. “There’s no such thing, there’s nothing ordinary about them. The people we lost were extraordinary. They span generations. Born in America, emigrated to America.”
“So many of them took their final breath alone in America,” he continued.