President Biden Holds Moment of Silence to Mark 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths

US President Joe Biden led a moment of silence outside the White House on February 22 to mark the passing of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.

Following remarks inside the White House, President Biden was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff at a candlelit memorial. The four listened to a rendition of “Amazing Grace” before returning into the White House.

Elsewhere in Washington, the funeral bell at the Washington National Cathedral rang out 500 times to mark the grim milestone. Credit: White House via Storyful