This 20 January 2020 video is called US deaths from COVID-19 surpass 400,000 as Trump leaves office.
U.S. HITS 400,000 COVID-19 DEATHS IN RECORD TIME 400,000 Americans have now died from COVID-19. That’s more than 1 in 1,000 Americans dead from a disease that other countries have nearly eradicated. The death toll is equivalent to the entire population of New Orleans, Tampa or Tulsa, and then some. It’s over 10 times the number of Americans who died from influenza in the 2018-19 flu season. In terms of fatalities, it’s equivalent to 134 terrorist attacks on 9/11. [HuffPost]
FIRST INAUGURAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS TRUMP COVID FAILURE Just a half-mile from where President Donald Trump is spending his last night in the White House, rows of lights on the National Mall marked Joe Biden’s first inaugural event. At 5:33 p.m., 400 rectangular lights, each representing a thousand Americans dead of COVID-19, lit up on either side of the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument as bells at the National Cathedral rang 400 times. [HuffPost]
U.S. LETS SHADY SENATOR OFF THE HOOK The Department of Justice has reportedly ended its investigation into a series of stock trades made by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively clearing the lawmaker of any wrongdoing. Burr, then the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, first drew scrutiny in March after ProPublica reported he dumped hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions, of dollars in stock holdings in February. [HuffPost]