September 22, 2020


Today, the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association released the following joint statement:

“Today we mark a somber milestone as more than 200,000 people in the United States have died of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic. Those lost include mothers and fathers, grandparents, children, teachers, and frontline workers. The steps required to stop the spread of this virus should be well known by now, but with more than 6 million COVID-positive Americans, we say again: wear your mask, wash your hands, and practice physical distancing.

“By scale and raw numbers, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our country, affecting Americans at a rate that represents a nearly worst-case scenario. As autumn begins and as we continue working to minimize the suffering and death of this pandemic, we urge all Americans to get their flu shot early. With no end to COVID-19 in sight, a bad flu season has potential to cause additional strain on our health system that is still battling the pandemic. America’s physicians, nurses, and hospitals and health systems thank you for doing your part.”


Contact: Colin Milligan (AHA)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Pelosi Statement on 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the United States surpassed the tragic milestone of having lost 200,000 American lives to the coronavirus:

“Every American’s heart breaks for the more than 200,000 men, women and children who have lost their lives to the coronavirus in our country.  The horrific human toll of this deadly virus is all the more wrenching for its senselessness; it did not have to be this way.

“The President’s contempt for science, governance and the health of the American people has led to an historic national tragedy.  Trump’s deadly disinformation and negligence – including his cover-up of the catastrophic nature of the virus and his continued resistance to mask-wearing, social distancing and other science-based measures to slow the virus’s spread – continue to prolong the pain for families.  Yet, even now, Trump and Senate Republicans still refuse to listen to science and take the action necessary to crush the virus and protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people.

“Democrats advanced the science-based plan to crush the virus that experts tell us is needed in the Heroes Act, passed more than four months ago.  Either Republicans do not understand the gravity of the situation or do not care about the needs of America’s working families.  We continue to pray for the families who have lost loved ones or whose ongoing health has been jeopardized by the coronavirus.”

Democratic National Committee
September 21, 2020

DNC on America Preparing to Reach 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement as the United States approaches 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic:

“Donald Trump said this pandemic would magically disappear. Instead, 200,000 lives have perished, millions of jobs have vanished, and our once growing economy under Barack Obama and Joe Biden is now a dim memory thanks to this president’s failure. These burdens have all weighed heaviest on Black and Brown communities. But this suffering was not inevitable. It was the product of having a president who only cares about himself, a man completely devoid of compassion and competence. Enough is enough. Donald Trump’s lies have cost lives. At the very least, it should cost him his job. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will put the health and safety of the American people first. They will get this pandemic under control and get Americans back to work. And in the rubble Donald Trump has left, they will help us build back better.”

Florida Democratic Party
September 22, 2020 

Florida Democratic Party Statement on U.S. Surpassing 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

The United States passed the grim milestone of more than 200,000 lives lost to coronavirus. The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, but 20% of the world’s coronavirus deaths. In response, the Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo released the the following statement: 

“As we mark another tragic milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, we mourn with those who are grieving a loved one. Tragically, our loss did not have to be so great. President Trump knew this would be a deadly pandemic, but ignored the warnings and refused to prepare us for a threat experts saw coming — and we are seeing the heartbreaking consequences of his continued inaction. A president’s ultimate job is to protect the people, and Donald Trump failed. We must hold him accountable in November.”