President Biden Marks COVID ‘Tragic Milestone’ In US At Global Summit
May 12, 2022 12:47PM AKDT
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has appealed to world leaders for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he leads the U.S. in marking the “tragic milestone” of 1 million deaths in America.
Biden told the second global coronavirus summit Thursday: “This pandemic isn’t over.”
The virtual meeting comes as a lack of resolve at home reflects the global response.
Biden ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff to honor the dead in America.
He used last year’s first summit to pledge to donate 1.2 billion vaccine doses worldwide.