MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The United States hit a devastating milestone today - 500,000 people now dead from COVID-19. That's according to the tally kept by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Well, while infections have been falling and vaccinations have been ramping up, about 2,000 people are still dying from the virus in this country each day. President Biden led the nation in remembering and mourning those deaths this evening at the White House. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I know it's hard. I promise you I know it's hard. I remember. But that's how you heal. You have to remember. And it's also important to do that as a nation. KELLY: NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here now. And, Tam, what else did we...
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Biden Holds National Remembrance For 500,000 Lives Lost To COVID-19 In The U.S.