It was a sad day for America as they saw more than 500,000 people die in the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden praised the NHS efforts and said the dead will never be forgotten.
500,000 Americans killed by COVID-19
The United States has seen more than 500,000 people die of the dreaded virus according to statistics shown by the Johns Hopkins Hospital. This is by far the highest death rate anywhere in the world. This sad milestone was reached on Tuesday morning after about a year that the first case showed up.
The heart-breaking data has come at a time the President Biden administration is increasing its vaccine administration. Although there have been good results with the vaccination process, the death toll has piled up. A moment of silence was issued by Biden when the figures were announced, and he has pledged that the US will do all they can to help the NHS workers.
In his speech he said
'This is a great loss to the nation and the world, 500,000 deaths is more than what the US experienced during the world wars and Vietnam wars together. But we won't falter, not cry in vain, we will always remember those who died and care for those who are ill. For those alive, let's stay safe and protect our lives ''.
The US increases the vaccination process to prevent more death
The US has increased its vaccinations to the elderly and those with severe illness, but many are still not satisfied with the rate it is going and urge them to do better. Another problem the vaccination administration is having is that some black and Spanish communities are refusing to take the jabs for personal reasons.
The US is offering both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Oxford vaccine to its citizens, and according to Dr. Fauci, they will reach a wider population very soon.