Biden Mourns As America Loses 700,000 Citizens To Covid-19

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U.S. President Joe Biden has mourned the about 700,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Biden, on his twitter handle on Saturday night, said: “Today, we mark another grim and heartbreaking milestone in this pandemic: over 700,000 Americans lost.

“As we acknowledge the tragic scale of this death toll, we must remember each person and the life they lived.’’

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The White House, also in a statement, described the 700,000 deaths to COVID-19 as a “painful milestone”.

“To heal we must remember, and as our nation mourns the painful milestone of 700,000 American deaths due to COVID-19, we must not become numb to the sorrow.

“On this day, and every day, we remember all those we have lost to this pandemic and we pray for their loved ones left behind who are missing a piece of their soul.

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“As we do, the astonishing death toll is yet another reminder of just how important it is to get vaccinated.

“The vaccines are safe, free, and easy—and we have made extraordinary progress in our fight against COVID-19 over the last eight months because of the vaccines,’’ he said.(NAN)

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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