US President Joe Biden said that the country will soon be able to declare its independence from the coronavirus, but admitted that for this, Americans must continue to fight the pandemic. Such a statement was made in the festive speech of the politician on the occasion of the Independence Day of the United States, quotes are quoted by Reuters.
“This year, the fourth of July can be called a really special day, as we are gradually getting out of the darkness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we are closer than ever to declaring independence from a deadly virus. But this does not mean that the battle with him is over. We still have a lot of work to do,” Biden said.
The President also paid tribute to those who died due to complications of pneumonia, and thanked everyone who helped the United States to overcome the virus. He noted that during the year of the pandemic, the country has known pain, fear and losses, and wished Americans never to find themselves in such a situation again.
According to official data, 67 percent of the adult population has been vaccinated in the United States. During the entire time of the pandemic, more than 33 million infections were detected, more than 604 thousand patients died.
On July 4, the United States celebrates the main national holiday-Independence Day, timed to coincide with the adoption of the declaration of independence of the country from Great Britain in 1776. This date is also considered the birthday of the United States.