We join with Americans as they come together to grieve those lost to COVID-19
Today (19th Jan), on the eve of his inauguration, Joe Biden will lead a service for the more than 400,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus. The lighting ceremony beside the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial will culminate with a “national moment of unity and remembrance” and bells will toll across US.
At the start of January 2020, Chinese officials sent a communication to the World Health Organisation informing them of a cluster of cases of “viral pneumonia of unknown cause” in Wuhan province.
One year – and nearly two million deaths – later, the world is still trying to come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists have raced to find was to suppress and eradicate disease or protect populations with vaccines. Economies have battled to stay afloat amid shutdowns, lockdowns and furlough schemes. And we have struggled to come to terms with the horror and the death.
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