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

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (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)

01/21/2021 19:59

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