May 13, 2022 |

At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor Mark Gordon yesterday ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset on Monday, as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19.

When Biden was sworn in as president on January 20, 2021, roughly 400,000 Americans had already died from the coronavirus. Since Joe Biden took office, roughly 600,000 more have died.

Perhaps to downplay the fact that more people have died during his term than Donald Trump’s, the White House tweeted yesterday that no vaccine was available when Biden took office. However, Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 therapy drugs began arriving at medical facilities across the country, including Rawlins, during Christmas of 2020. The first batches went to healthcare workers, long-term care centers and people over the age of 75.

On January 13, 2021, then president-elect Biden tweeted a video of himself receiving a second dose.

Pictured above: File photo.

Biden received his first COVID-19 shot on December 21, 2020. He took office on January 20, 2021.


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