President Biden will order flags at half-staff Thursday to commemorate the deaths of 1 million Individuals who misplaced their lives to COVID-19.
Biden launched an announcement Thursday morning honoring those that have died within the U.S. during the last two years of the pandemic. He’s additionally set to handle a world COVID-19 summit later within the day in a pre-recorded assertion.
Varied COVID-19 trackers have totally different totals for the variety of Individuals who’ve died from the coronavirus.
NBC Information has compiled information exhibiting greater than 1 million Individuals have already been misplaced to COVID-19, whereas Johns Hopkins College’s tracker has the quantity at barely above 998,000.
Whereas the U.S. hovers across the 1 million deaths mark, circumstances are starting to rise once more throughout the U.S., although specialists aren’t panicking because of the nature of the omicron subvariant generally known as BA.2 and widespread immunity offered by vaccines and antibodies.
Although public well being officers say the pandemic just isn’t over, the U.S. is amongst many international locations studying to reside with the virus, with all states dropping their COVID-19 masks mandates and social distancing necessities.