'We must resist becoming numb': Biden marks 500,000 Covid deaths with national address – live
- President addresses grief: ‘I know what it’s like’
- US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000
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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..."
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