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Biden says U.S. coronavirus death toll will probably top 500,000 next month

U.S. President Joe Biden participates remotely in a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service from the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus will probably top 500,000 next month, painting a grim picture of what he said will be a difficult battle.

In a White House event, Biden said the rollout of the vaccine has been a “dismal failure so far.”

“Things are going to continue to get worse before they get better,” Biden said.

Reporting By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland; Editing by Chris Reese

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