U.S. Reaches 800,000 Deaths from COVID-19
This week, the United States reached the tragic milestone of 800,000 deaths due to COVID-19. The figure, the highest of any country in the world, comes one year after COVID-19 vaccines began to be administered. More than 200 million Americans are vaccinated against COVID-19, though the country continues to experience challenges with the virus and its mutating strains. In California, nearly 80,000 residents have died of the disease since its arrival in 2020.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. issued remarks to commemorate the milestone of the pandemic, expressing grief and remembering the lives that were lost. President Biden additionally called on all Americans to remain vigilant against the disease by receiving their vaccine and booster and observing COVID-19 precautions.