As the United States hit the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden warns against becoming “numb” at the pandemic. Biden spoke about the pandemic and the government’s response at a recent campaign stop in Wisconsin.

“What worries me now is we’ve been living with this pandemic for so long, we’re at risk of becoming numb to the toll it’s taken on us and our country,” said Biden in a campaign speech. “You can’t lose the ability to feel the sorrow and the loss and the anger for so many lives lost. You can’t let the numbers become just statistics, background noise, just a blur.”

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He also noted Trump’s negligence in handling the disease, “Due to Donald Trump’s lies and incompetence over the last six months we have seen one of the greatest losses in American history,” Biden shared with voters.

Johns Hopkins confirmed on September 23 that 201,120 Americans had died from the coronavirus and that the United States had almost 7 million confirmed cases. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, said that the country reaching 200,000 coronavirus deaths was “very sobering, and in some respects, stunning.”

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