In Washington, Biden leads US tribute to 400,000 Covid dead

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Joe Biden led a simple but powerful tribute Tuesday to the 400,000-plus Americans lost to the coronavirus, as he arrived in Washington on the eve of his inauguration. “It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation,” Biden said in somber, brief remarks near the edge of the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. “Let us shine the lights in the darkness along the sacred pool of reflection and remember all who we have lost,” the 78-year-old Democrat said as 400 lights lining the water were turned on a…

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