Foster Statement on COVID-19 Death Toll Passing 500,000
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passing 500,000 people:
“The magnitude of the loss of life our nation has endured over the past 12 months is immense, and we stand with everyone who is mourning the death of a loved one - including over 22,000 in Illinois alone.
“The vaccines being distributed throughout the country are providing us the weapon that will defeat COVID-19, and it's thanks to the tireless work of scientists and researchers who developed safe and effective vaccines in record time.
“I urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as its available to them and to continue to wear masks in public and practice social distancing to limit the spread of the virus. We will defeat this pandemic together.”