Biden honors COVID-19 deaths as US verges on 1 million | USA TODAY

President Biden is directing flags on government buildings to be flown at half-staff for five days.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday marked the "tragic milestone" of 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19, calling each death an "irreplaceable loss."

"One million empty chairs around the dinner table," Biden said in a statement. "Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic. Jill and I pray for each of them."

Biden is directing flags on government buildings to be flown at half-staff for five days. While COVID counts vary, the White House is using data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins University, which showed deaths approaching the 1 million mark Thursday morning.

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  1. Just imagine how foolish & idiotic the vaccinated must be feeling at this stage in the game 😳

  2. When was this recorded slow Joe? The USA hit a million deaths almost 2 months ago . Currently as of may 12 2022 at 11:30am the covid 19 death toll in the USA is at 1,025,764. With almost 84,000,000 infected so far.

    1. @Spaceballz123 And you believe a comment made by an individual that you consider to have dementia? What does that say about you? 😆🤣😂😹

    2. @Joe Narbaiz you comment the same thing on every post lol don’t let politics control you and bring out the worst in you

  3. “Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America”
    -Joe Biden , October 12 2020

    1. And you believe the comment from an individual that your side claims has dementia? What does that say about you? 😆🤣😂😹

  4. “Vaccinated people do not carry the virus…don’t get sick.” Dr. Rochelle Walensky CDC

  5. Candidate Biden in 2020: I will take care of this. I will end this.

    President Biden in 2021: There is no federal solution.

  6. 🙁Yet, he wants to spend more money on Ukraine and eternal wars than on the citizens of the United States. Our government needs to rethink its priorities!

    1. When I hear someone complain about Joe i wait for them to end & then.
      Leave them lost for words by saying
      We let them get away with everything.
      There’s still a population that truly believe Joe won fair & square.

  7. “Come on man, the *PLANDEMIC* err… pandemic… ain’t over. Look the MIDTERM Variant is about to surge! Get boosted. Haha, let’s get some ice cream” ~Jotato Briben

    1. At the Oct. 22, 2020, debate against then-President Donald Trump,
      Joe Biden said anyone who is responsible for 220,000 deaths from COVID should not be president.

  8. Hey there President Joe Biden I wish you would read these things but where is our money the raise you promised people on social security we need help and it’s getting worse you make promises that you can even keep and not only am I frustrated but so many other people I know that are hurting I don’t understand you at all please give us the raise that you promised us for social security SSI and SSDI please we need help and thank you

  9. Thanks to you open up the borders bring it in my grandson that are sick the worst president in the world

  10. I think he’s celebrating as he seems to do over any tragedy. He enjoys the descriptions. He can taste it.

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