"Biden Marks The Approaching Milestone Of 1 Million U.S. COVID-19 Deaths"

"President Biden on Thursday marked the approaching milestone of 1 million U.S. deaths in the coronavirus pandemic.

"One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each an irreplaceable loss," he said in a statement. "Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic."

Biden went on to say, "As a nation, we must not grow numb to such sorrow. To heal, we must remember. We must remain vigilant against this pandemic and do everything we can to save as many lives as possible, as we have with more testing, vaccines, and treatments than ever before."

The president ordered flags at the White House and other public buildings flown at half-staff."

Dustin Jones reports for NPR May 12, 2022.

Source: NPR, 05/13/2022