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Biden pays homage to Covid victims and talks about 'healing the country'

WASHINGTON - On the day that the United States reached the bleak 400,000 deaths by Covid-19, President-elect Joe Biden attended an event in honor of the victims of the pandemic and said that you must face the pain of remembering them to begin to heal the country. "It is important to do this as a nation and that is why we are here today."

Biden pays homage to Covid victims and talks about 'healing the country'

"In order to heal, we must remember. And sometimes it is difficult to remember. But this is how we heal," said Biden in a very brief speech. He was accompanied by his wife Jill and his grandchildren, as well as the elected vice president, Kamala Harris, who also spoke about the mourning caused by the health tragedy.

"Tonight we suffered and we started to heal together," said Kamala.

Faced with lights placed along the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial, one of Washington's most iconic landmarks, Biden said it was necessary to "light up the darkness" and "remember everything we lost". The Democrat takes office on Wednesday (20) as the 46th president of the United States after four years of a divisive government by Republican Donald Trump.

The vigil in honor of the victims of Covid-19 was marked by the lights and badges of the churches of a beleaguered Washington. The city had increased security for Biden's inauguration after threats of further attacks and violent protests in the wake of the January 6 invasion of the Capitol.

Several American cities have also joined the lighting in memory of the victims of the pandemic. In New York, the Empire State Building lit up in red, symbolizing the heartbeat.

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