Biden to mark 500,000 COVID-19 deaths in US with candle-lighting vigil

President Joe Biden is set to host a candle-lighting vigil at the White House on Monday evening to mark the U.S. coronavirus death toll reaching a devastating 500,000 lives lost. The White House vigil, set to start around 6 p.m. EST on the South Portico, will begin with remarks from Biden, according to the president’s public schedule. Joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, second gentleman Doug Emhoff and first lady Jill Biden, the president will then hold a moment of silence for the victims of COVID-19 as the candle-light ceremony unfolds. The U.S. coronavirus death toll stood at 499,186 on …

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