Indicators of hope amid ceremonies mourning the staggering toll of covid-19
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Joel Achenbach
By the sunshine of 500 candles as “Superb Grace” performed exterior the White Home, President Biden bowed his head in a minute of reflection on the 500,000 American lives misplaced to the coronavirus, crossing himself after the music pale out.
Though it was not mirrored within the solemn sunset ceremony, Monday additionally introduced decidedly excellent news on the coronavirus entrance. The tempo of vaccinations is accelerating, deaths and new infections are sharply down, and worries about simply how dangerous the pandemic can get are being changed with halting questions on when, precisely, all this can be behind us.
However these constructive indicators have been performed down by a federal authorities that opted this week to give attention to the grim pandemic milestone and is cautious of giving Individuals an excuse to decrease their guards prematurely.