Foster Statement on U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passing 100,000 People
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after it was reported that the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed 100,000 people:
“Our nation mourns the loss of so many Americans to this deadly pandemic – now more than 100,000 killed, including nearly 5,000 in Illinois. It’s important to realize that while this crisis has caused deep economic strain to our economy, those who’ve lost friends or family members to the coronavirus are the ones who’ve experienced the most pain, and our thoughts are with everyone mourning loved ones.
“While nobody is at fault for the COVID-19 pandemic, the complete lack of a strategy for nationwide coronavirus testing and worker safety is something for which the Trump administration must be held accountable. As a Member of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, I am committed to working with my colleagues to identify the failures that were made so we can enhance our ability to recover from this pandemic, and to push for a comprehensive plan for testing, tracing, treatment, and vaccinations.
“We need to remain focused on defeating this disease and doing everything we can to better prepare our country to face similar threats in the future – that’s how we can honor the memories of those who’ve been lost.”