US marks 500,000 Covid-19 deaths – BBC News

[Music] [Music] 500 071 dead that's more americans who have died in one year in this pandemic than in world war one war ii and the vietnam war combined the people we lost were extraordinary they spanned generations born in america immigrated to america but just like that so many of them took their final breath alone in america as a nation we can't accept such a cruel fate while we've been fighting this pandemic for so long we have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow we have to resist viewing each life as a as a statistic or a blur or on the news it's not democrats republicans who are dying from the virus it's our fellow americans it's our neighbors our friends our mothers our fathers our sons our daughters husbands wives we have to fight this together as one people as the united states of america this nation will smile again this nation will know sunny days again this nation will know joy again and as we do we'll remember each person we've lost the lives they lived the loved ones they left behind we will get through this i promise you [Music] foreign you

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