The coronavirus disease has already killed more than 400,000 people in the United States as of Tuesday, according to the data released by the Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus disease has already killed more than 400,000 people in the United States as of Tuesday, according to the data released by the Johns Hopkins University, taking the lives of as many Americans as the U.S. soldiers who died in World War II.
The devastating announcement came on the same day as President Donald Trump spent his last full day of residence in the White House.
President-elect Joe Biden, a day ahead of his scheduled inauguration in the office, promised that he would do his best to bring the pandemic under control as the whole country continued to grapple with the detrimental effects of coronavirus.
“To heal, we must remember,” Biden said during a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the Americans who became victims of the notorious disease.
“And it’s hard sometimes to remember. But that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation. That’s why we’re here today,” he added.
Trump has been receiving tremendous backlash for downplaying the coronavirus and persistently questioning the science despite being diagnosed with the illness in October 2020.
Many perceived the attendance of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the solemn ceremony as a signal that the incoming administration would take the dangerous pandemic seriously and would use a different approach to address the problems that emerged due to COVID-19.