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Canada United States. 500,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus, a “heartbreaking” toll for Biden

03:12  23 february  2021
03:12  23 february  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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© SAUL LOEB / AFP "We must resist the temptation to see each life as a statistic (...) We must do it to honor the dead" , did he declare.

Speaking from the White House, Joe Biden lamented a "heartbreaking" death toll as he passed 500,000 deaths on Monday.

The toll of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States, which exceeded 500,000 dead on Monday, is "Heartbreaking ", said in an emotional voice US President Joe Biden during speaking from the White House.

"We must resist the temptation to see each life as a statistic […] We must do it to honor the dead", added as he was about to observe a minute of silence in the presence. his wife Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.

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"I also ask that we act, that we remain vigilant, that we keep our distance, that we wear masks, that we get vaccinated" , he added.

500 candles

After the speech, the two couples of the American executive appeared in front of the White House, where they meditated for a few moments, first silent then accompanied in this tribute by the very popular hymn "Amazing Grace" , played by a marine orchestra.

Joe Biden then signed himself, surrounded by 500 candles to symbolize the 500,000 dead arranged on the balcony of the White House and on the stairs leading to it, before disappearing from view and camera.

With 500,159 people having succumbed to the virus and more than 28 million cases of contamination, the United States is the country most affected in the world in absolute terms by the pandemic.

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