The USA - 600,000 lives lost to COVID-19. Cathedral Bell Tolling 600 times for 600,000 COVID Deaths...(1 bell sound=1000 deaths)

jomarieb.earth
Posted June 13, 2021 from United States

Make no mistake...there is still a pandemic. Covid-19 is still ravaging the world. 

In the United States of America - 600,000 lives were lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As our nation marks 600,000 lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington National Cathedral will toll its mourning bell 600 times...

The bell tolls once for every 1,000 dead. One bell sound = 1000 dead.

We toll this 12-ton bell for every funeral held at the Washington National Cathedral.

Funerals mourn the loss, but they also celebrate the lives of our loved ones, and point us to hope.

This gesture cannot replace the lives lost, but we hope it will help everyone mourn the toll of this pandemic. Listen and pray.

Cathedral Bell Tolling for 600,000 COVID Deaths....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD3cQzBAdSU

Credits: The Washington National Cathedral

Hugs...JoMarie

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Susu Mohamed
Jun 14
Jun 14

Dear Jo Marie.
I am very sorry the death of people Covid 19 wherever they are you always wishes people good you are smart ,kind person mashaa allh we will counting our praying to allah.
stay safe and health sister
much love Hugs,
suu

jomarieb.earth
Jun 14
Jun 14

Hi Susu,
I cherish your words of comfort. We will get through this. Inshallah! Inshallah! Inshallah!
Hugs...JoMarie

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 14
Jun 14

Dear JoMarie,
In Canada we are a tiny number of people compared to the USA, our neighbour to the south. We are mourning 25,931 deaths. You are mourning 600,000, having been through an administration that ignored medical advice in what needed to be done. This is hard to fathom in a country with medical resources. Our governments and many those of the western world are complicit in not sharing resources that would have helped so many people in nations our economies continually benefit from. I opened the link. The bell tolling is healing.
Take good care dear sister as we make our way through these times.

jomarieb.earth
Jun 14
Jun 14

Hi Tam,
The USA is not vaccinated more than 60%, yet we are now supplying other countries with 500 million shots. The vaccination is a choice, not a mandate. That's a byproduct of democracy. India and Brazil are the closest duplicate models of suffering, because of the leadership, or the lack of. As the world turns. Yes, the bell tolling is comforting, healing and necessary.
Canada 2020 population is estimated according to UN data 37,742,154. The USA Covid-19 cases 33,471,402 as per John Hopkins University. So picture almost the entire population of Canada infected as a comparison.
Hugs sister...JoMarie

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 14
Jun 14

A sobering thought, to imagine the whole population of Canada being gone, in numbers you are experiencing in your country. How enormous and complicated the US is compared to Canada, despite close similarities. Such a different world it would be with leadership by women. I continue to believe that. Our priorities, what we are working to make possible. May we all stay safe through this globally. Not grand gestures at expensive government meetings. Real change. Love to you, sister. May we all stay safe through this.

jomarieb.earth
Jun 14
Jun 14

Dearest Tam...the number comparison was not for deceased. It is for illness cases. (Our death total was 600,000). The citizens of the USA have always traditionally held a special place in our hearts for our stable neighbor to the north. It has always been considered the place of refuge when the going gets too difficult here. The old saying goes..."we can always go to Canada". It's the only country an American would consider without question, even if they have never been. Not that Canada would want us, but that's our ace in the pocket feeling throughout time (centuries).
More hugs, much love...JoMarie

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 15
Jun 15

A relief to see I read that too quickly. Despite our governments, both which disappoint terribly knowing what they could be doing locally and globally, I have long cherished US friends, inspired by US sisters who have led the way for human rights and for the women's movement. Canada seems uncomplicated in comparison to the numbers of people in your country.
So glad we have been able to meet here. Hugs and love.

Regina Afanwi Young
Jun 14
Jun 14

Hello sis JoMarie,
Its so disheartening to hear this number of persons lost their lives to covid19 . I mourn and pray for all the affected families in the United states and all over the world. It must have been very hard for them watching their loved ones suffer.
Thanks so much for sharing this information sister.
Hope you are well and keeping safe.
Remain blessed

jomarieb.earth
Jun 14
Jun 14

Hi Regina,
Unfortunately due to regulations in the hospitals most families did not get to see their loved ones at all. So there was very little to watch, and more to wonder. It was an empty space of not knowing. If they were lucky there was a good-bye by tablet or cell phone provided by a humane healthcare worker. Funerals were also almost completely non existent.
We are opening now. We shall see...
Hugs...JoMarie

Olutosin
Jun 14
Jun 14

I am so sorry about the lives lost. Irreparable. We don't experience Covid-19 in Nigeria. So very very few cases that makes it unbelievable. The covid ravaging nations made me weep always. May our world be healed of this debilitating disease and the souls of the departed rest peacefully. What a sad year.

jomarieb.earth
Jun 14
Jun 14

Hi Olutosin,
You are fortunate to not have experienced such a year. It is a strange recall. It was a true horror, a blank, a fact, an epiphany, an inspiration and a grace from God to come out with better hopes than going in. Thank you sister!
Hugs...JoMarie