Biden leads Americans in moment of silence to mourn 500,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden led Americans in observing a moment of silence on Monday to commemorate the grim milestone of 500,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19, urging Americans to set aside partisan differences and fight the pandemic together. “Today we mark a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone – 500,071 dead. That’s more Americans who have died in one year in this pandemic than in World War One, World War Two and the Vietnam War combined,” he said. Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff marked a moment of silence …

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