A 57-year-old Santa Clara woman died on February 6, 2020. We didn’t know it at the time, but she was the country’s first Covid-19 death. Since that day, we’ve lost more than 500,000 Americans to the pandemic. Reuters with a look back at the scourge. 500,000 Lives Lost. So much of this carnage was avoidable. The Capitol insurrection was a visible crime. The covid lies were a crime against humanity.

+ WaPo: A mass-casualty event every day. Inside the dark winter in America.

+ Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope.