Biden marks US passing over 500,000 Covid-19 deaths: ‘We have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow’

Following the deaths of more than 500,000 Americans from the coronavirus pandemic, President Joe Biden has appealed to a nation grieving from unimaginable losses with a plea to resist apathy, and has asked the nation to join in mourning the lives lost within a year of the crisis.

“We have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow,” he said from the White House.

He urged Americans to avoid “viewing each life as a statistic, or a blur, or ‘on the news.’”

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