Linda Saw and Nandita Bose
Despite the recent decline in the US, the US is facing a dark milestone this week COVID– –19 Case when it is preparing to mark an astonishing 500,000 Dead (number), With President Joe Biden A plan to commemorate the lost life.
The number of COVID– –19 Incidents declined for the fifth straight week, authorities scrambled to inoculate the population, and the country reach 500,000 Dead (number) From highly infectious respiratory diseases.
Almost a year has passed since the pandemic confused the country in a duel between public health and the economic crisis.
“It’s not like what we’ve experienced in the last 102 years. 1918 Influenza pandemic. … What we have experienced, and what we are still experiencing, is a really terrible situation, ”says Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House. COVID– –19 Medical advisers and the best infectious disease officials in the United States told CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday.
The White House said it planned a commemorative event on Sunday Biden I will deliver your remarks.
A White House spokesman said President and First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the second gentleman Doug Emhoff will remain silent on Monday, with a candlelight ceremony at sunset.
Biden Last month in usa COVID– –19 Dead (number) On the eve of his inauguration at the sunset ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Biden White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, “To use his own voice and platform to remember those who died, their families who are still suffering … it’s still very difficult in this country. At that moment. ” Friday.
Still “very high” level
Over 28 million COVID– –19 The case rocked the United States, killing 497,862 people. Dead (number) And hospitalization fell to the lowest level before Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The virus has reduced life expectancy in the United States by one year. This is the largest decline since World War II.
The decline is “really great … we are still at a very high level,” Forch said in NBC’s “Meet the Press” program. “We want to make that baseline really, really, really low before we think we’re out of the forest.”
Fauci tells CNN that other means of stopping the spread of the virus are alleviated, and even if more vaccines are given, Americans may still need a mask in 2022, a mutant He said booster shots may be needed depending on how the virus appears.
Less than 15% of We.. The population has been vaccinated at least once, with nearly 43 million people receiving at least one vaccination and nearly 18 million receiving a second vaccination. We.. Statistics show.
In more areas, restrictions such as indoor meals have been relaxed, millions of people are resuming school despite waiting for shots, and teachers, students, etc. about safety. Discussions are lively.
Despite optimism over the next year, economists continue to weigh on financial pressures.Congress is weighing Biden$ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The House of Representatives will vote this week, and the Senate is trying to pass it by March 14.
(Reports by Linda So, Nandita Bose, Michael Martina, additional reports by Will Dunham, written by Susan Heavey, edited by Lisa Shumaker and Peter Cooney)
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