US President Joe Biden says COVID-19 death toll in the US is likely to rise to 500,000 in February

On Thursday, President Biden said that the COVID-19 death toll in the US is likely to rise to 500,000 in February. He warned the Americans that it will take months to abrogate the damage done by the pandemic.

“We didn’t get into this mess overnight and it’s going to take months for us to turn things around. But let me be equally clear — we will get through this. We will defeat this pandemic, and to a nation waiting for action, let me be the clearest on this point: Help is on the way,” Biden said in remarks from the State Dining Room.

Biden on his first day in office released a 100-plus page strategy to pulverize COVID-19. The policy focuses on speeding up vaccinations while slowing the spread of the virus. He also signed 10 executive orders aimed at blunting the public health crisis.

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