Bustos Statement on One Million COVID-19 Deaths

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement as the United States surpassed one million COVID-19 deaths. 

“Over the last two years, our nation has faced unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we mark the loss of one million lives to this deadly virus. 

“As we surpass this tragic milestone, I’m thinking of each and every American who has lost a loved one – and of the profound impact each loss has on families and communities across our nation. 

“I also want to express my deepest gratitude to the health care workers who have been on the front lines of the pandemic – saving lives every single day and going above and beyond to meet this moment.

“I urge everyone to let this milestone be a reminder to get vaccinated, stay up to date on your booster shots and do your part to keep COVID-19 at bay. We all have a role to play to prevent the further loss of life and keep our communities safe and healthy.”