On Monday, the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States exceeded 500,000. In his tragic speech to the United States, Qiaoben urged the country to unite against the virus.
“I ask all Americans to remember who we lost and who we left behind. But as everyone knows, I also ask us to act, stay vigilant, keep our distance from society, cover up, and it̵
In his speech, Biden urged Americans to overcome partisanship and follow public health guidelines as his administration competed to distribute vaccines and end the pandemic.
Biden has previously been criticized for being too cautious in setting vaccine distribution targets, but the government said it has increased the vaccination rate to 1.7 million per day and is expected to exceed the target of providing 100 million vaccines within the first 100 days after vaccination. administrative.
However, the president’s speech on Monday did not focus on indicators. Instead, Biden focused on the loss that Americans felt over the larger theme of pandemic and solidarity-which Biden emphasized throughout the campaign.
“We must end the misrepresentation of the politics of the family, the community, and the country. Biden continued in his speech. “It is not the Democrats or Republicans who died from the virus. It is our fellow Americans and our neighbors. It is our friend, our mother, our father, our daughter, husband, wife. We must work together as a nation, like the United States of America. I assure you that this is the only way we can fight this virus. “
Biden’s speech was commemorated by a solemn ceremony to commemorate the deaths of 500,000 people. Before his speech, the National Cathedral rang 500 times. Afterwards, the President was outside the White House with First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. They observed a moment of silence surrounded by 500 candles. .
The Biden administration’s approach to the pandemic is significantly different from the Trump administration. Where Trump regularly clears the severity of the virus, the Biden team has organized several events to confirm the severity of the virus, including prime-time speeches, memorial ceremonies and moments of silence. Biden and his team emphasized the importance of remembering how terrible the pandemic is.
“As a country, we cannot accept such a cruel fate. While we have been fighting this pandemic for so long, we must avoid becoming paralyzed,” Biden said.
The death toll in the United States is the worst of any country in the world, but there are signs of hope in the future. In the past month, hospitalization has dropped by more than 50% nationwide, and as of Sunday, that number has exceeded that 13% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of Covid vaccine.
Biden’s speech praised this optimism, saying that the United States and the world will overcome the epidemic.
“This is not a story about how far we fell, but a story about how far we rebounded. We can do it,” Biden said.
“This country will smile again. This country will know sunny days again. This country will be joyful again, and when we do, we will remember everyone we lost, their lives, and the loved ones left behind. You promise, we will solve it for you.”