Biden honors COVID-19 deaths as US verges on 1 million | USA TODAY

President Biden is directing flags on government buildings to be flown at half-staff for five days.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday marked the “tragic milestone” of 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19, calling each death an “irreplaceable loss.”

“One million empty chairs around the dinner table,” Biden said in a statement. “Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a nation forever changed because of this pandemic. Jill and I pray for each of them.”

Biden is directing flags on government buildings to be flown at half-staff for five days. While COVID counts vary, the White House is using data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins University, which showed deaths approaching the 1 million mark Thursday morning.

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