President Joe Biden on Thursday night will mark the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus-induced shutdowns by commemorating Americans' sacrifices and looking ahead toward a post-pandemic world.

"I'm going to talk about what comes next," Biden said Wednesday in a preview of the speech, which will be his first primetime address as president. "I'm going to launch the next phase of the Covid response and explain what we will do as a government and what we will ask of the American people."

"There is light at the end of this dark tunnel," he said.

Biden, on his 50th day as president, will also use the spotlight to kick off a victory lap following the final passage in Congress of his $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill.

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