White House Lowers Flags to Half-Staff to Mark 500,000 Dead in Covid Pandemic

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    Flags at the White House were lowered to half-staff Monday afternoon noting the 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

    President Joe Biden ordered flags over all federal buildings to be lowered until sunset on February 26th.

    The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has topped 500,000, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

    The U.S. toll is by far the highest reported in the world.

    Despite the rollout of vaccines since mid-December, a closely watched model from the University of Washington projects more than 589,000 dead by June 1.

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