Biden to command flags at half mast to mark 1 million COVID-19 deaths

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President Biden on Thursday marked the loss of one million Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden issued a written statement Thursday morning and is expected to issue a presidential proclamation ordering half-staff flags later in the day. The milestone comes the same day Biden is due to lead the 2nd COVID-19 Global Summit.

“Today we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19. One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each is an irreplaceable loss. Each leaves behind a family, a community and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic,” Biden wrote. “Jill and I pray for each of them.”

President Joe Biden attends a virtual COVID-19 summit during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the South Court Auditorium on the campus of the White House, September 22, 2021, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden then urged Congress to maintain funding for additional COVID-19 tests, vaccines and treatments.

“God bless the one million American lives lost and their loved ones left behind,” he concluded.

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Biden will address the 2nd COVID-19 Global Summit later Thursday, which the United States is hosting. According to the White House, around 30 nations, international organizations and businesses will participate in the virtual event.

The United States should re-emphasize the importance of vaccinating global populations both to save lives and to prevent the spread of additional variants of COVID. The United States leads the world in donating vaccine doses, pledging to provide 1.1 billion doses for global use by the end of 2023.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to plague Biden’s presidency since taking office. His inauguration came as the pandemic was winding down for most Americans, but the virus — and government restrictions — resurfaced last fall.

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