'We must resist becoming numb': Biden marks 500,000 Covid deaths with national address – live

edited February 22 in UK Political Debate

Biden, America’s designated mourner, shares personal lessons on grief

Joe Biden was just 29 years old when he suddenly lost his first wife, Neilia, and their young daughter, Naomi, in a car crash in 1972.

President Joe Biden, on survivor's guilt: "I know what it's like to not be there when it happens. I know what it’s like when you are there holding their hands as they look in your eye & they slip away, that black hole in your chest, you feel like you've been sucked into it." pic.twitter.com/axEq0KS79x

Closing remarks, Biden calls for unity, says, "We must end the politics of misinformation that’s divided families, communities in the country. It’s cost too many lives already. It's not Democrats and Republicans who are dying from the virus. It's our fellow Americans." pic.twitter.com/nPoxOLE3ie

Candles at the White House to mark half a million dead from coronavirus

Candles for the moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/lUGYahkzsR

#LIVE: A moment of silence and candle light ceremony follows President Biden's remarks on lives lost to COVID-19. #8NN

Biden said regarding Americans who lost loved ones, "They are never truly gone. They will always be a part of your heart..."

LIVE: https://t.co/Gy9Nq6PDOI pic.twitter.com/TPHTEHg6kd

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