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Foster Statement on COVID-19 Death Toll Passing 300,000

Dec 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passing 300,000 people:

"At the same time that we applaud the arrival of the first vaccines for our health care workers, we're reminded of just how deadly this pandemic has been. More Americans have died from COVID-19 than were killed in combat in World War II. The scale of this loss of life and the grief felt by so many families is immense and our thoughts are with everyone who has lost friends or loved ones to this virus.

"Thanks to the tireless work of scientists and researchers, vaccines are now being deployed and there is a light at the end of this long tunnel. As we wait for the vaccine to be widely available, we need to remain vigilant about following the advice of doctors and public health experts to save as many lives as possible and help our health care workers. Wear a mask in public, practice social distancing as much as possible, and stay home and call your doctor if you're feeling sick. Let's show our local health care workers that we have their backs."