President-Elect Joe Biden as 400 Candles Were Lit on the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to Honor the 400,000+ Americans Who Have Died From Covid-19.

January 19, 2021

It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation.

  • The Tuesday night memorial was the first major event for President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration.
  • Pres-elect Biden has set the goal of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to 100 million Americans within the first 100 days of his administration.
  • Why It Matters: While the national focus has turned to politics, the pandemic continues to challenge policy makers and healthcare providers alike. Recent statistics show that 2 Americans die every minute from the new coronavirus.

Here’s a good overview of the latest news on COVID-19.

More background on the memorial and full video of the ceremony.

by Jenna Lee,