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U.K. Exceeds 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain announced Tuesday that the country had surpassed 100,000 total deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, and called for the country to remember the lives lost.

I’m sorry to have to tell you that today the number of deaths recorded from Covid in the U.K. has surpassed 100,000. And it’s hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic. The years of life lost, the family gatherings not attended for so many relatives, the mischance even to say goodbye. When we’ve come through this crisis, we will come together as a nation to remember everyone we lost, and to honor the selfless heroism of all those on the frontline who gave their lives to save others. And when those vaccines have finally freed us from this virus and put us on a path to recovery, we will make sure we learn the lessons and reflect and prepare. And until that time, the best and most important thing we can all do to honor the memory of those who have died is to work together with ever greater resolve to defeat this disease. And that is what we will do.

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