All Further Articles for 2021-02-22

Monday, February 22, 2021
500,000
Marking an unholy milestone, the COVID death toll in the US topped 500,000 Monday - specifically, 500,054, though by the time Joe Biden addressed the nation that evening to mourn and remember "each person and the life they lived," the number was up to 500, 071. Foregoing talk of the criminal failures behind that carnage, Biden spoke poignantly about grief and loss, telling survivors "I know what it's like" and urging, “Let this not be a story of how far we fell, but how far we climbed back up."
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