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Blumenthal Statement on U.S. Surpassing 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after Johns Hopkins University announced that more than 400,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States – the most of any nation in the world:

“We have now lost 400,000 of our fellow Americans to COVID—a heart-wrenching and staggering number. My deepest condolences are with their families and loved ones, including those of nearly 7,000 people we have lost in Connecticut.”

“Nearly one year into this pandemic, this grim death toll is skyrocketing at record pace. With safe and effective vaccines now available, the great challenge is to make them available to every American. We must also continue our resolve to wear masks, physically distance, and wash our hands to keep our communities safe.”

“With the Biden Administration soon at the helm of managing this health and economic crisis, our country will be in better hands. I applaud the incoming Biden Administration for prioritizing science and mobilizing all available resources in its bold plan for conquering this pandemic. I stand ready to work with the Biden Administration on another comprehensive stimulus to deliver help to all Americans during this historic health and economic crisis.”