U.S. COVID death toll above 518,000 as Biden adds voice to outrage at Texas and Mississippi for reopening

U.S. COVID death toll above 518,000 as Biden adds voice to outrage at Texas and Mississippi for reopening
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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 518,000 on Thursday, as President Joe Biden added his voice to a chorus of outrage over Texas and Mississippi's decision to reopen their states for business, just as declining case numbers are stalling and public health experts are urging Americans to stick with safety measures.