'Unthinkable Tragedy:' U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 1 Million
More than 300 people in the U.S. are still reported dead from the virus daily
One million Americans have now died from the coronavirus, according to an announcement made Thursday by President Joe Biden, marking a long-dreaded milestone for an incomprehensible tragedy.
"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 said in a statement. "As a nation, we must not grow numb to such sorrow. To heal, we must remember."
The president plans to order flags to half-staff in remembrance.
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