Things to Know: US COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000
February 21, 2021
Here's what's happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:
THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:
— The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 500,000. The virus has reached into all corners of the country and communities of every size. At the same time, many families are left to cope in isolation, unable even to hold funerals. Experts warn that over 90,000 more deaths are likely in the coming months, despite the vaccination campaign.
— President Joe Biden is targeting federal pandemic assistance to those firms with fewer than 20 employees, the nation's smallest businesses and v...