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President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 Response Team is holding a press conference Monday on the coronavirus pandemic that killed nearly 500,000 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would order that all flags on federal properties be lowered to half the staff for the next five days to mark the grim milestone of 500,000 American deaths from Covid-19 .

Regardless, the Chief Medical Officer of the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Americans, fight back a sense of Covid-19 complacency even as coronavirus infections are falling and some scientists predict herd immunity is just around the corner.

Read CNBC’s live updates for the latest news on the Covid-19 outbreak.