My1sttoday: President Biden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths on Monday evening, the White House said. It’s quite unfortunate that the nation is expected to surpass five hundred thousand coronavirus deaths Monday.
“In the evening, the President will deliver remarks on the lives lost to COVID-19 in the Cross Hall. The First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman will be in attendance,” the White House said in a press release.
“Then, the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman will hold a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sundown in the South Portico.”
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. has confirmed 498,879 deaths as of Sunday evening. Globally, the U.S. has reported the most deaths due to the coronavirus out of any other country. Brazil, the country with the second highest number of coronavirus deaths, has reported roughly half the amount the U.S. has.
May their souls rest in peace, Amen!