Biden Orders Federal Flags To Be Flown at Half Staff as US COVID Deaths Approach 1 Million

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Published on May 12, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Biden Orders Federal Flags To Be Flown at Half Staff as US COVID Deaths Approach 1 Million

Biden Orders Federal Flags, To Be Flown at Half Staff , as US COVID Deaths Approach 1 Million.

President Joe Biden released a statement on May 12 concerning the U.S. COVID death toll.

Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19, President Joe Biden, via statement, as reported by 'The New York Times'.

Each an irreplaceable loss.

Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic, President Joe Biden, via statement, as reported by 'The New York Times'.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), .

The number of people who have died in the U.S. due to COVID was more than 995,000 on May 11.

In memory of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19 and their loved ones left behind, I hereby order [...] , President Joe Biden, via statement, as reported by 'The New York Times'.

... that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff [...] throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset May 16, 2022, President Joe Biden, via statement, as reported by 'The New York Times'.

Biden's statement was released on the day that he and Vice President Kamala Harris are set to convene the second COVID summit.

The summit is a meeting of world leaders that seeks to reignite the global response to COVID.

The Biden administration has requested an additional $22.5 billion in aid to continue the fight against COVID.

We must remain vigilant against this pandemic and do everything we can to save as many lives as possible, as we have with more testing, vaccines and treatments than ever before, President Joe Biden, via statement, as reported by 'The New York Times'.

Itโ€™s critical that Congress sustain these resources in the coming months, President Joe Biden, via statement, as reported by 'The New York Times'.

COVID deaths are reportedly on the rise again in the U.S. .

COVID is currently the third leading cause of death in the U.S


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