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Biden says we're at war with virus, not with one another

Biden Says We’re at War with Virus, Not with One Another

WASHINGTON – A day before National Thanksgiving Day, US President-elect Joe Biden called for unity, saying the coronavirus had devastated the country in nearly a year.
Speaking in his home state of Delaware, Biden said the virus “has brought us pain, loss and frustration” and that many lives have been taken away by the disease, which he says has divided and irritated Americans.
“I know the country is tired of the fight, but we have to remember that we are at war with the virus, not with each other, Not with each other,” he said.
He called on Americans to redouble their efforts to fight Covid-19.
“Let’s remember! We’re all in the same boat,” Biden said.
The virus has killed more than 260,000 people in the United States since early February, the month of the first death, according to Johns Hopkin University.
It has also infected more than 12.6 million others.
Biden’s call came a day before the Thanksgiving holiday, which health officials fear will add cases to an already worsened situation due to the behind-closed rallies and celebrations.
Some U.S. states have tightened their restrictions on coronaviruses ahead of the holidays.
More than 3 million people are said to have passed through airport checkpoints from Friday to Sunday, ignoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “delay travel and stay home” recommendation for fear of an upsurge infections.
“Travel can increase your chances of catching and spreading Covid-19. Postponing the trip and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year,” the CDC said Thursday.
The health agency said staying home with family members who live with you is the “safest way” to celebrate the holidays.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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