In a Thanksgiving address, President-elect Joe Biden urged Americans to unite in their fight against the coronavirus. He urged Americans to take “simple steps” like wearing a mask, limiting the size of gatherings and socially distancing from others.
“This is the moment where we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts and recommit ourselves to the fight,” Biden said.
The United States logged nearly 2,100 coronavirus-related fatalities on Tuesday, marking the pandemic’s deadliest day in more than six months. Nearly 12.6 million U.S. cases and 259,000 fatalities have been reported since February.
Global growth in new coronavirus cases elsewhere around the world, especially Europe, slowed last week, according to the World Health Organization’s latest epidemiological update. Many European nations imposed strict lockdowns and other measures weeks ago.
By Kristofel Abella
Ka Lā News staff writer