Biden says U.S. at war with coronavirus, projects death toll to top 500k next month


Updated: March 7, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday said the United States was at war with the coronavirus, projecting that the death toll would likely top 500,000 by next month.

Biden, who spoke from the White House, with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci standing on his left side and Vice President kamala Harris on his right side, said things will get worse before they get better.

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But he promised: “We will get through this.”

Biden also signed ten executive orders and actions to beat the virus, and urged Americans to mask up for the next 99 days.

When a White House correspondent asked President Biden if his goal of 100 million vaccines in first 100 days of his presidency was high enough, he responded, “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible. Come on, give me a break, man.”

This is a breaking news that will be update.


Simon Ateba Washington DC
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on


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