Biden, Harris Hold Moment of Silence In Tribute to 500,000 U.S. Covid-19 Deaths

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • Norway Leads the World in Electric Vehicle Sales
  • Thousands Gather at Anti-Vaccination Protest in Bucharest
  • Biden Issues Voting Rights Executive Order on “Bloody Sunday,” 56th Commemoration of Selma
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Biden, Harris Hold Moment of Silence In Tribute to 500,000 U.S. Covid-19 Deaths” – below is their description.

    A half-million Americans are now dead as a result of the novel coronavirus that first hit U.S. shores just a little more than a year ago, a sad milestone that’s left families mourning nationwide.

    U.S. deaths passed the 500,000 mark on Monday. Global deaths related to Covid-19 have surpassed 2.46 million, with the U.S. leading all countries with more than twice the number recorded by the next closest, Brazil, according to Bloomberg’s virus tracker.

    Hospitalizations and deaths have fallen since peaking in early January as treatments have improved, a rising number of Americans have gotten natural immunity from surviving the virus, and more people are getting shots of vaccines produced by either Moderna Inc. or the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE team. There’s still a growing threat, though, from swift-moving mutations that have emerged from the U.K., South Africa and Brazil, and are now increasingly seen in the U.S.

    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: BioNTech

    BioNTech SE (NASDAQ: BNTX) is a German biotechnology company dedicated to the development and manufacture of active immunotherapies for a patient-specific approach to the treatment of serious diseases.

    5 Recent Items: BioNTech

  • I Got Vaccinated, Then I Got Covid What Happened?
  • Coronavirus: Trudeau, Canadian ministers provide update | LIVE
  • Europe’s leading biotech & healthcare VC firm is helping to bridge the gap in funding
  • Coronavirus: Questions about safety of delaying second COVID-19 vaccine dose
  • Global National: March 2, 2021 | Pandemic blamed for Canada’s biggest GDP drop
  • In This Story: Brazil

    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

    Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

    Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

    2 Recent Items: Brazil

  • Paraguay’s president asks all ministers to resign after protests
  • Paraguayan police clash with demonstrators against government’s handling of Covid crisis
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • James Harden: The All-Star Game this year was ‘forced’ | 2021 NBA All-Star Game
  • Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Heads to Final Vote
  • Damian Lillard explains what it would take to play in a bigger market | 2021 NBA All-Star Game
  • Pope Francis ends historic Iraq visit with Erbil mass, thousands gather
  • Cecilia Head remembered for her warmth, fairytale love story, and maintenance of the Cree language
  • In This Story: Moderna

    Moderna is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that focuses on drug discovery, drug development, and vaccine technologies based exclusively on messenger RNA.

    CEO: Stéphane Bancel (2011–)

    Stock ticker: (NASDAQ:MRNA)

    5 Recent Items: Moderna

  • Detroit mayor says he’ll accept J&J vaccine after initially turning it down
  • Leaders with Lacqua: Noubar Afeyan, Moderna Co-founder
  • I Got Vaccinated, Then I Got Covid What Happened?
  • Coronavirus: Health Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine | FULL
  • Comparing Johnson & Johnson Vaccine to Pfizer And Moderna | NBC News NOW
  • In This Story: Pfizer

    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City. In 2012, it was one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and ranked 57 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

    5 Recent Items: Pfizer

  • Detroit mayor says he’ll accept J&J vaccine after initially turning it down
  • I Got Vaccinated, Then I Got Covid What Happened?
  • US administering 2 million vaccines daily
  • Coronavirus: Trudeau, Canadian ministers provide update | LIVE
  • Coronavirus: Health Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine | FULL
  • In This Story: South Africa

    South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

    2 Recent Items: South Africa

  • T20 World Cup reflections: Aussies fight to the final
  • ‘Little Foot’ scans shed new light on early humans
  • Leave a Comment