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Monday, February 22, 2021

On Monday evening, as the official toll neared half a million, [President Joe] Biden held a moment of silence and a candle-lighting ceremony at the White House, accompanied by Vice President Harris. "That's more lives lost to this virus than any other nation on Earth," Biden said. "But as we acknowledge the scale of this mass death in America, we remember each person and the life they lived."



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Earlier Monday, Biden ordered all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff for the remainder of the week, in remembrance of the lives lost. The Biden administration's ongoing focus on the pandemic's deadly impact strikes a sharp contrast to President Trump, who repeatedly downplayed the virus's severity and appeared unwilling to lead Americans in grieving.
Peace to all that have been affected by the scourge of this virus. May it soon be over.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-02-22 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll put these comments here where they belong:

Thank you, President Biden. That was comforting. The candles are beautiful. I'd like a photo of that image of the WH with the candles, the black bunting and the two American flags. I find the image, like your words, reassuring and hopeful.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 07:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is a classy way to say we care about 500,000 dead Americans that aren't right-wing political activists named Rush Limbaugh.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-02-22 07:32 PM | Reply

Memo to those hypnotized during the past four years: This is how the President of The United States is supposed to act--with dignity, respect, honoring those who have died and doing what he can to slow and then stop this pandemic...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2021-02-23 01:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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