February 23 – More than 500,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States have exceeded 500,000.
On the 22nd local time, U.S. President Biden held a silence ceremony for the dead at the White House, and the White House lowered the flag at half-mast.
According to the real-time global COVID-19 data statistics system released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 4:24 p.m.
Eastern Time on February 22, a total of 28,174,133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,00071 deaths were reported in the United States.
U.S. President Biden held a silence ceremony for the coronavirus dead at the White House, in which “First Lady” Jill, Vice President Harris and her husband Emhoff also attended, after the U.S. coronavirus death statistics exceeded 500,000 hours, CBS reported.
Biden spoke before the ceremony, expressing condolences to the death of the coronavirus and sympathy for the people who have lost loved ones in the past year.
He called on the United States to step up its preventive measures to prevent more deaths. “It’s not about politics, it’s about neighbors, friends, children, husbands and wives,” he said.
Previously, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Monday (22nd local time) that the cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in the United States is nearly 500,000, which did not have to be so bad.
The country needs to unite to fight against the virus. He said that “as a highly developed rich country”, the United States has done worse than any other country.
Fauci criticized the situation at the time when states took different measures on their own during the epidemic, rather than adopting a unified approach; this situation was terrible and “difficult to go back to try”.