Despite President Joe Biden’s promise to stop COVID-19, more than 175,000 Americans have died during his first 100 days in office.
The Johns Hopkins University report revealed that the president’s early days in office have not ended the impact of the coronavirus. Instead, nearly 100,000 Americans died from the virus during his first month in office.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths recorded across the nation now stands at 574,018 deaths. Nearly one-third of the recorded deaths have taken place under Biden’s leadership.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) excluded 1,400 invitees from Biden’s speech on Wednesday, despite most congressional members being fully vaccinated.
“We went from 1,600 people to 200 people. That is a different dynamic, but it has its own worth,” Pelosi said. “It will be its own character, it will be its own wonderful character, no not worried at all.”
Biden spoke positively of America’s comeback from the pandemic during his speech to Congress this week. He especially highlighted more than 200 million vaccination shots that have been distributed during his first 100 days in office, according to NBC.
Many states have also rolled back pandemic restrictions. Only half of the nation’s states now require a mask mandates.
Tennessee became the 25th state to end its requirement, ending it’s statewide mask mandate on Apr. 29. Gov. Bill Lee announced the state of emergency had ended in his state, despite only 25 percent of Tennessee adults having received vaccination.